There’s little doubt that robots will play a bigger role in world agriculture, but exactly how they’ll look and what they’ll do is still up for debate.
Kongskilde has thrown its hat into the robotic ring by revealing a semi-autonomous platform that can be employed to complete lots of different in-field tasks.
The Vibro Crop Robotti is electrically driven and runs on tracks. Various working implements can be attached for weeding or sowing crops. It has two sections with a gap of 75cm between the two and it tips the scales at a shade under a 1t.
Kongskilde reckons it can cover up to 1.2ha/hour, so it’s not really practical for mainstream agriculture just yet. Directions come from a Trimble RTK system and power is provided by two 5kW electric motors.