Robots are powering the next innovation surge in agriculture. Backed by a team of world‐class robotics innovators, Harvest Automation has released the first practical, scalable robots for a range of Agricultural applications. Addressing labor scarcity issues, Harvest enables growers to create a sustainable workforce of robots working safely alongside people to increase efficiency, reliability and plant quality. The agriculture industry is facing unprecedented labor volatility with tighter federal regulations on migrant workers, and a shrinking pool of available workers.
Harvest’s robots can perform as much manual labor as required by each grower, creating more capacity for human workers to focus on other tasks. The robots can also increase plant quality by optimizing plant placement in the fields and reduce non-labor production costs including the use of water, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Harvest Automation is headquartered outside of Boston, Mass.
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