Advanced Farm Technologies Raises $ 7.5M Series A for its Strawberry Picking Robot

Based in Davis, CA, AFT creates robots as a service for farmers. It has developed the T-6 robotic strawberry harvester which operates on farms in the Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Salinas-Watsonville areas of California.

Tyson Bets on Robots to Tackle Meat Industry’s Worker Shortage

August 9, 2019 Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg

The U.S. meat giant is betting that automation and robotics can alleviate a worker shortage that has long hampered the industry. The company has built the 26,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar Tyson Manufacturing Automation Center near its headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas.

Robot in Aisle 3: Retail Turns More and More to Machines

It was just a scrap of paper on the floor of a Stop & Shop supermarket in Quincy, near the produce section. But for Marty, no matter how small the scrap, it was one piece too many. At the sight of it, Marty froze and called for backup.

Apple-Picking Robots Gear up For US Debut in Washington State

For the first time, some of the apples sold in the U.S. will be picked by a robot rather than human hands. That’s thanks to agricultural automation startup Abundant Robotics, the maker of apple harvesting machines that will partake in Washington state’s next harvest.

Giant Eagle to Introduce Shelf-Scanning Robots

Giant Eagle is joining what appears to be a growing national trend: incorporating robots into the daily routine of its grocery stores.