A new prototype of the strawberry picking robot was presented

08 September 2017

Octinion presented the new prototype of the autonomous strawberry picking robot during the 3rd International Strawberry Congress in Antwerp (Belgium). 

The 300 visitors of the International Strawberry Congress (ISC) came from Europe, USA and Asia and joined for a unique combination of commercial strategy and scientific research.

During the congress, the newest version of the prototype of the strawberry picker was presented. The most visible changes that have been made to the robot are the adjustment of the gripper and the speed of the picking. The picking speed has been doubled compared to 2016, which implies the robot can almost pick at the same speed as a human picker. More importantly, the robot picking cost is now competitive to the human picking cost. 

Discover the new prototype and its features: