The Dutch company has invented a robot that recognizes weeds and removes them from the ground automatically, eliminating the use of chemicals
Robotics is influencing all aspects of everyday life. Technological development is making autonomous devices widely present in several fields of work and agriculture is increasingly trying to reduce the use of chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides. Odd.Bot is a robot that will be of great help to achieve the result.
The company, based in the Netherlands, presented Odd.Bot during CES 2020 in Las Vegas in the presence of Martijn Lukaart, founder and CEO. The robot works in complete autonomy thanks to an algorithm that distinguishes weeds from cultivated plants through a chamber placed at the base. Once the species to be removed has been recognized, a mechanism in the center of the robot extends and eradicates the unwanted plant. The action is continuously repeated thanks to the mobility of the robot equipped with three wheels.
Odd.Bot is a much safer alternative to chemicals used as herbicides. Its use therefore helps the organic production of vegetables. The advantage is also reflected on the workers, who are no longer forced to work bent for hours in the fields. The workforce can thus be used to less physically tiring roles. Just think that few companies have developed bed-like supports that allow the farmer to work from a lying position in order to alleviate the pain caused by the position.
The company cares about the environment and with its product aims to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, increasing the quality of the food that will arrive on our tables.