GPS en Sentera enables UAV flight planning that far exceeds battery life <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><em>Editor&rsquo;s Note: Briefing Room is where we run press releases from companies unedited, for your use.</em></p> <p><em>AgVault Mobile App 2.0 battery Swap Feature Revolutionizes UAV Flight Planning and Data Capture</em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Precision Farming Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:46:21 +0000 85141 at The largest field robot in the world <div class="node-body blog-body">A new gantry-style robot by German tech company LemnaTec is changing the way hybrid crops are found and developed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Auto Guidance Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:19:00 +0000 83401 at <p>LemnaTec&#39;s&nbsp;Field Scanalyzer robot is being used to look for high-yielding bioenergy crops at the&nbsp;University of Arizona&rsquo;s Maricopa Agricultural Center.&nbsp;</p> Top 10 galleries of 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">New tools and products highlight a year of innovation for agriculture, from new tractors to game-changing technologies, we covered a wide range of information.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combines GPS Variable rate Tractors Trucks Utility Vehicle Technology Companies Crops Events Practices and Systems Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:29:00 +0000 81451 at <p>From new tractors to new pickups, the 2015 roundup of top 10 galleries covers a wide range of farm technologies.</p> Driverless tractor shown on TV <div class="node-body blog-body">Autonomous Tractor Corp. gets a little play on a Fargo TV station, and there's a discussion of how their automated tractor tech works.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Tractors John Deere Precision farming Precision Guidance Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:00:00 +0000 81151 at <p>WDAY/WDAZ Fargo, ND, featured the Autonomous Tractor Corporation Spirit Tractor recently, and included a look at their electric hybrid machine.</p> The elegance of a robot <div class="node-body blog-body">In the world of robots, the machine not only has to perform a wide range of tasks, but it also has to look good - at least in the competition I took part in earlier this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Auto Guidance Precision farming Sensors Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 06 Nov 2015 22:20:00 +0000 80871 at <p>Kansas State won this year&#39;s ASABE<span>&nbsp;Robotics Student Design </span><span>Competition&nbsp;</span>with this robot equipped with stadium-like lighting.</p> New technical committee formed to standardize use of UAVs <div class="node-body blog-body">Drones switched from becoming a gee-whiz gadget to a technology that has become part of our ag fabric last week when the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announced it has formed a technical committee to study this emerging technology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Precision farming Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:58:00 +0000 79981 at Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>While doing some background research for a robotics story I&rsquo;m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I wanted to share. &nbsp;Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, which happens to be a goldmine of information on robotics.</p> <p>His most recent post on 06/27/15 is headlined: &nbsp;&ldquo;As Google cars roll out, Deere reminds us of thousands of their self-driving tractors,&rdquo; in which he makes reference to Google&rsquo;s sending 25 new self-driving cars onto streets this summer.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS John Deere Precision farming Tractors Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:50:00 +0000 79521 at Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I&rsquo;m left to wonder about the benefits of autonomous vehicles. In farm vehicles like tractors, combines, and self-propelled sprayers, I get it. Making them autonomous can reduce labor costs, make farm work easier, make crop input application more accurate, and reduce fuel costs by finding the shortest path and the tractor settings&rsquo; sweet spot.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Precision farming Precision Guidance Farm Industry News Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:11:00 +0000 79081 at The race to self-driving vehicles <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the <a href="">2014 Ag Innovation Showcase</a>,&nbsp;released a forecast last week for automation in cars.&nbsp; In the report,<a href=""> &ldquo;The $102 Billion Opportunity for Partial Automation for Cars,</a>&rdquo; Lux research analyst Maryanna Saenko evaluated the pace of automation in cars, and the opportunities it brings to automakers.</p> <p>Among her findings:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Precision farming Precision Guidance Sensors Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 05 May 2015 18:20:00 +0000 78351 at <p>Google&#39;s self-driving car / Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</p> Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Silicon Valley startup company <a href="">Blue River Technology</a>, Mountain View, CA, got a lot of press in 2013 when it unveiled a prototype robot that would go through fields of lettuce and ferret out the weakling heads, a process called &ldquo;thinning.&rdquo; Well, now it is in the news again.</p> <p>The company recently received $10 million in funding, led by Data Collective Venture Capital, to bring these robots here to the Midwest to weed row crops like corn and soybeans.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Precision farming Variable rate application Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:06:00 +0000 70511 at