Ekobot AB (Publ) has received a positive decision on project support from the Swedish Board of Agriculture. The decision concerns large-scale prototype tests for the collection and evaluation of field data as a basis for the development of advanced decision support services for farmers.
The purpose of the project is to set up a test environment where Ekobot will carry out large-scale tests of its robot system. The intention is to coordinate two prototypes of the automated robot platform for an entire season and to develop a sustainable charging infrastructure based on solar power. The goal of the project is for the prototype to be tested and ready for industrialization and commercialization.
The project consists of project management, ongoing field tests, development of IDDS (Intelligent Design Support System) and prototype development.
The project will be carried out in collaboration with Hushållningssällskapet, Almhaga i Sverige AB and with Wageningen Plant Research.
Tomas Täuber CTO Ekobot, comments on the decision from the Swedish Board of Agriculture
– We are very proud of the continued trust from the Swedish Board of Agriculture. With the help of the support, we can take an important step towards the next generation of our robot system. The project also enables the collection and analysis of field data. In short, we are taking a big step into the future where our robots facilitate and streamline the farmer's daily work and at the same time we provide it with advanced computerized decision support. This will be a prerequisite for a profitable and sustainable agriculture in the future.