Post ad
LOGIN

Lost password? | Login trouble?

+


Jerusalem Life

| Israeli startup develops first tomato-picking robot

Janglo News    
Monday, 16 September 11:56 AM

Israeli startup MetoMotion is getting ready to roll out the first-ever robotic tomato harvester.

This will be the first application of GRoW, MetoMotion’s multipurpose robotic system for taking over labor-intensive, high-cost tasks in greenhouses.

The tomato-picking robot is one step closer to market after the completion of a $1.5 million investment round led by a major industry player in The Netherlands, said MetoMotion CEO Adi Nir.

“Our Netherlands-based investor’s combined resources and rich knowledge of the greenhouse industry will provide us with an outstanding opportunity to develop our system with the right fit for the market,” Nir added. “We can bring our first product to the market and offer farmers a valuable solution to one of the most urgent issues they face in vegetable production today.”

MetoMotion, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group in Misgav, uses technology to address increasing labor shortages and mounting labor costs, which can account for up to half of total greenhouse production costs.

Designed for seamless integration with existing greenhouse infrastructure, GRoW incorporates advanced 3D vision system and machine vision algorithms to identify and locate the ripe fruit; multiple, custom-designed, robotic arms; an end-effector for damage-free harvesting; and an onboard boxing system.

GRoW can be adapted to other labor-intensive greenhouse tasks such as pruning, pollination, de-leafing and data collection for cultivation analysis.

“This development will radically change current greenhouse practices and will provide many benefits for growers to grow their businesses further,” the unnamed Dutch strategic investor commented.

Full Story (ISRAEL21c)
         
FEATURED:

       PREMIUM BUSINESSES
K&J Dental Office- Kurer & Jackson Dentist
02-6250870
Jerusalem
2 reviews
Nagariyat Ha
050-740-5095
Moshav Nocham
Elisheva Marciano
054 700 72 73
jerusalem
1 review



Download Janglo for Android or iPhone



Janglo

Jerusalem's Best Jobs
Tel Aviv's Best Jobs
Jerusalem's Best Events
Jerusalem's Best Apartments
Jerusalem's Best Sales
Free Stuff in Jerusalem
About Janglo
Email Subscriptions
Contact Us
Advertise
FAQ

Privacy Policy

Who is wealthy? He who is satisfied with his lot.

Sofer Stam - Machon Stam
052-725-5017
Bet Shemesh
Machon Stam
052-725-5017
Jerusalem
Moshe Kimhi - Construction and Renovations
052-267-6633
Jerusalem
REFUIT HEALTH CENTER- Personal Care Specialists
02-5668888
Jerusalem
David Ben Yishai - Painter
052-447-8199
Israel
Milliard Israel
0585258854
Ramat Eshkol, Jrslm