Spotlight on Innovation / November Focus: AgTech
Every month we share just a couple of the many unique and exciting Israeli innovations we’ve seen. This month, we are highlighting Israeli technology in the AgTech space – specifically, companies who are using autonomous robotics both in the field and in the greenhouse. If you’re interested in connecting with these companies, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autonomous Robots for Greenhouse Farming
Arugga is transforming greenhouse vegetable farming into a data-driven, automated, and efficient process by designing an autonomous robot to monitor and treat every individual plant in the greenhouse.
Arugga is the first company to successfully replicate bumblebee pollination in tomato greenhouses. Polly, Arugga’s robotic platform will eventually support several modules: plant lowering, non-contact pruning, and pest and disease detection.
Autonomous Farming for Every Farming Task
Bluewhite has created an autonomous platform that combines hardware, software, and communications that allows a grower to introduce automation to virtually every farming task.
Bluewhite’s software platform allows for one operator to manage a fleet of tractors and drones. Their robot kits are vehicle agnostic, converting any existing tractor to fully autonomous. Through their holistic solutions, Bluewhite is tackling the industry’s most pressing challenge of labor scarcity.