World’s 1st Fully Autonomous Fruit-Picking Drones Are Smarter Than Humans
Article written and created by Sarthak Dogra Weekly Blog
Tevel Robotics claims to use artificial intelligence capabilities on a ground-based mobile unit that acts as the autonomous brain of the drones. The brain lets them identify fruit types, blemishes, and the level of ripeness.
Led by founder and CEO Yaniv Maor and chairman Eyal Desheh, the company has already raised $11.5 million in two previous rounds of investment. The third round of funding will help the company deliver the existing orders of drones. These orders have mostly been received from across North America and Europe, along with orders from China, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil.
These orders are meant for autonomous drones developed by Tevel Aerobotics which are equipped with a one-meter long mechanical claw. This mechanical extension can be used to pick fruit or for thinning and pruning tasks in orchards.