According to a recent report by IDTechEx, robotic technology is gradually transforming the world of agriculture. The research firm describes how this market will plausibly grow to become a $45 Billion industry by 2028 and demonstrates how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
The company’s report develops an intricate roadmap of how robotic technology will enter different aspects of agriculture and how it will change the way farming is done. Its 20-year forecasts for 16 categories include static milking robots, mobile dairy farm robotics, autonomous agricultural small robots (data scouts, weeding and multi-platform), autonomous tractors (simple guidance, autosteer, fully unmanned autonomy), robotic implements (simple and highly intelligent), robotic strawberry harvesting, robotic fresh fruit picking, and agricultural drones (data scouts, data services/analytics, multi-functional drones, unmanned spraying helicopters). For more details and data, checkout the report titled “Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets, Players.”