Toyota Ventures invests in robots for the agricultural sector (video)
The agricultural robotics startup is Toyota Ventures’ first investment in agriculture.
Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, an autonomous agricultural solutions company, has raised $ 10.9 million in funding.
The investment round was led by S2G Ventures and Toyota Ventures, Fruit-inform reports citing PrecisionAg.
Burro is the only plug-and-play robot available.
This is the first step towards an autonomous future where robots work outdoors instead of humans. Burro robots enable farmers to improve profitability and not suffer from labor shortages today, and also lay the foundation for more complex automation tomorrow.
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As the publication notes, producers of labor-intensive crops such as table grapes, berries and seedlings still use workers for tasks that are difficult to automate. But in recent years, the available labor force has declined significantly.
In the face of the crisis, manufacturers are looking for autonomous systems, but today practically nothing is on sale.
With the funding received, Burro plans to meet this need. Next year, the company will produce over 500 robots for both new and old customers.