Ag robotics company Naïo Technologies and Canadian track manufacturer CAMSO have announced a new research and development partnership focused on development of new work tools, boosting productivity and reducing environmental impacts.
The agreement will span multiple years and includes factory technical testing and on-field trials with producers.
This work aims to adapt tracks on agricultural robots for more flotation, more accessibility and flexibility in the field, while reducing carbon emissions with an electric-based track platform, the companies say. CAMSO technologies developed in this partnership could be deployed, in the medium term, on Naïo Technologies robots, but also on other agricultural machines.
The companies add that agricultural practices are evolving towards increased use of mechanical weeding. Increasing the number and frequency of passes is a concern for producers. Tracks and lower-weight autonomous vehicles can help prevent compaction, the companies add.