We are constantly on the lookout for great innovators and innovations. Our Innovator Spotlight section is where we will include a list of agriculture and food innovators that we think you should know about. See any missing? Think you should be included? Please let us know here.
Feed the World with Farming Robots. At Traptic, we build farming robots. We are a venture-backed Bay Area startup that is saving US fruit and vegetable growers from a critical labor shortage. We deploy robotics, computer vision, and custom graspers in a novel machine that will harvest delicate crops quickly, cost effectively and at extremely high quality.
We build frontier technology to help growers provide healthy, sustainable fresh produce for everyone. We’re building harvesting robotics to help softfruit and horticultural vegetable growers overcome the global ag labor crisis, reduce costs, improve yields and pricing, and control risks.
Burro follows you to learn a path, then reruns it autonomously with any cargo, from materials to sensors to implements. In countless tasks on farms, outdoors, and elsewhere, people spend 20-30% of their day walking material back and forth rather than doing the high value-high dexterity tasks they are trying to accomplish. If you or your workforce does something similar, you should check out a Burro.
Soft Robotics designs and builds soft robotic gripping systems and automation solutions that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight with the same tool. We solve previously off-limits automation challenges for customers in food & beverage, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce.