Mechanized vacuum apple picker demonstration
California-based Abundant Robotics Inc., a spinoff of SRI International, shows a robotic vacuum apple picker to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission...
Abundant Robotics spins out of SRI to bring apple-picking robots to the farm – TechCrunch
Apples are the second most commonly consumed fruit in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but the way apples are harvested in the orchard hasn’t changed much in the past two centuries. It’s still a manual process, by and large. Now, SRI Ventures, a kind of startup incubator within the Menlo […]
Robotic apple picker trials continue in Washington
A vacuum picker under development by Abundant Robotics of Menlo Park, California, has the apple industry closer than it’s ever been to fully automating harve...
Southeast Michigan apple maturity report – October 19, 2016
Apple harvest will be wrapping up in seven to 10 days for most east Michigan growers, who will be finishing a number of varieties this week, including Fuji, Northern Spy, Crispin and Idared.