Hortikey Plantalyzer – tomato monitoring robot for harvesting forecast
Agri Robotics – The Plantalyzer is a unique combination of autonomous robot, vision which counts and classifies tomatoes on the plant, and intelligent forecasting software. The result is reliable information for the most accurate crop estimate. The grower receives objective information about e.g. the quantity and ripeness status of fruit. It is developed in close collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and is powered by Berg Hortimotive and Royal Brinkman.
Due to an increasing need of food in the world, an upscaling horticultural industry and growing scarcity of knowledge, he sees great opportunities for data-driven solutions in horticulture. Or as he calls it: Horticulture 4.0.
In high-tech horticulture future Artificial Intelligence plays an essential role
“We want to make cultivation easier and automate part of it, To do so, we need green knowledge.”
Bas Lagerwerf of Berg Hortimotive and Andreas Hofland of HortiKey
Wageningen University & Research, Partner Think East Netherlands