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Cultivate crops with a fleet of electric agroecological robots that preserve the soils

Objective

A growing portion of cultivated soils is suffering from severe compaction as a result of an intensive use of heavy thermal tractors.
And yet, there is no alternative to these tractors, and no other solution can deliver the same level of productivity whilst avoiding compaction and massive CO2 emissions. Consequently, soil productivity is declining threatening food production in the long term.
SABI AGRI develops the first collaborative electric agroecological equipment, where a fleet of unmanned lightweight robotic vehicles follows a leader vehicle driven by the farmer to multiply work capacity whilst alleviating the ground pressure up to 15 times compared to thermal tractors. This fleet, named SWARM, is CO2 emission free. It implements agroecological practices in the open fields for any type of soil-cultivation task. This is a first timer.
SABI AGRI will scale-up the collaborative robotic technology and industrialize the SWARM before market uptake in the EU and the US.

Coordinator

SABI AGRI
Net EU contribution
€ 2 318 750,00
Address
4 Rue Marie Curie
63360 Saint-beauzire
France

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 993 750,00