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MetoMotion closes $5MM investment to bring robotic automation to greenhouses

- General News

YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MetoMotion, a developer of advanced, intelligent robotic systems to …

Robotics start-up Future Acres partners with Sun World

- General News
Future Acres – a startup bringing sustainable agricultural robotics to the farm industry in order to optimize workforce efficiency and safety – announced a collaboration agreement with global plant variety breeder and genetics licensor Sun World International to further develop its proprietary technology.

Ag-tech startup Iron Ox closes $53MM investment round

- General News
Iron Ox announced today that it has closed a $53 million “Series C” funding round, led by new investor Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Advanced Farm Technologies raises $25MM investment

- General News
Advanced Farm Technologies, Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced today it has completed a Series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the adaptation of its technology to apple harvesting.

Farm tech firm Iron Ox hires director of robotics

- General News
SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Ox, a farming innovation company with deep expertise in robotics and artificial intelligence, hired its first Director of Robotics this week as the company accelerates growth and expands its commercial footprint.

Nimble Robotics raises $50 Million to invest in robotic fulfillment

- General News
Nimble Robotics, Inc., a robotics and ecommerce fulfillment technology company, today announced a $50 million Series A financing led by DNS Capital and GSR Ventures with participation from Accel and Reinvent Capital among others.

Albertsons pilots remote-controlled grocery delivery cart

- Retail
The Safeway cart, powered by Tortoise, is equipped with a camera and a speaker and is guided through the neighborhood by a remote operator. The cart can hold up to 120 pounds of groceries in four lockable containers for a contactless delivery experience.

Oppy sets robotics, pathogen research trials for strawberries

- General News
Building on its 163-year tradition of innovation, Oppy is set to conduct two independent trials exploring the viability of new technologies that aim to further advance strawberry production practices by offering solutions to persistent issues faced by the industry.

Walmart terminates inventory robots from aisles

- Retail
Walmart Inc. has cancelled its plan to use shelf-scanning robots to help with inventory in stores.

Robotic harvesting: The future comes closer

- Analysis
The U.S. produce industry seems to be trapped in a race against time. Will it solve its labor difficulties—exacerbated but not created by the coronavirus—in time?