August has just started and it has come with much exciting news. Firstly, Analytics Insight Magazine has released its July-August issue: “The 10 Most Intelligent Automation Solution Providers in 2019”. This issue lists 10 companies whose disruptive technology have changed business processes and operations across industries worldwide. In this issue, Company of the Month was divided into two categories: Innovation and Intelligent Product. We are proud to announce that Eleos Robotics not only made the list but was also featured as Company of the Month under Innovation! Click here to read the full story.
Secondly, Eleos Robotics was selected as a finalist to compete in the 4th Future Agro Challenge Global Championships. This event will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece during the Global Agripreneurs Summit on September 7-11, 2019. Innovators and industry leaders from all around the world will be showcasing cutting-edge solutions to boost sustainability and economic development in the agricultural industry.
Eleos Robotics will have the opportunity to participate in many workshops, receive training, and attend networking events. Only one organization will be awarded the Agripreneur of the Year. Click here to read more about the Global Agripreneurs Summit. We will be posting updates about the 4th Future Challenge Global Championships in our social media pages, don’t miss out!
Lastly, we would like to welcome Dave Friesen to the team. Mr. Friesen has a bachelors degree in physics and an engineering physics diploma in mechatronics from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). His time in university has equipped him with a deep understanding and practical skills in motor controls, electronic circuit design and assembly, and ARM and microcontroller programming.
During his final semester at UFV, Mr. Friesen was offered the opportunity to work at Eleos Robotics to help develop the motor controls and kinematic simulations of the RoboWeeder prototype, an offer he could not refuse. In his own words, working for Eleos Robotics meant having “the chance to work with engineers and computer scientists on a project where the boundaries of technology are being expanded [which] makes for an exciting opportunity to grow and learn with a team”. Welcome to Eleos Robotics Mr. Friesen!
As previously mentioned, Eleos Robotics was selected as a finalist to compete in the 4th Future Agro Challenge Global Championships. This challenge will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece on September 7-11, 2019. The Global Agripreneurs Summit brings agrifood innovators and leaders around the world to drive economic development and sustainable growth in the agricultural section. The purpose of this summit is to “unlock new and natural capabilities to eliminate putting strains on earth’s soils and oceans or human and animal health”.
The theme for this year’s summit is “Defining the Future Farmer 4.0”. It aims to envision how technology will change farmers, food, and nutrition and bring that vision to reality. The goal is to have a deeper understanding of the future farmer and what it takes to get there. To do so, selected companies will receive training and will participate in a variety of workshops.
Finalists will participate in B2B meetings with industry experts, farmers, and stakeholders to create new synergies and cross border opportunities. Companies will have to come up with cutting-edge solutions to win the Agripreneur of the Year award.
British Columbia Wine Grape Council hosted the Enology & Viticulture Conference & Tradeshow. This event focused on sustainable winegrowing and it had over 100 exhibitors showcasing their latest technology, equipment, and services now available to both wineries and growers. It took place at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre from July 14, 2019 to July 16, 2019.
Eleos Robotics’ RoboWeeder was a top attraction during the tradeshow. Patent-pending RoboWeeder uses precision microwave technology and artificial intelligence to identify and eliminate weeds. Growers showed a lot of interest to our AI weed-killing robot, they were satisfied to know that with RoboWeeder they have the option to go organic while improving efficiency, increasing productivity, and eliminating operational headaches.
RoboWeeder created a lot of buzz during the tradeshow. This event proved to be very successful for Eleos Robotics, growers are signing up to our waitlist and some growers are writing letters of intent. Everybody at Eleos Robotics is very excited about the future of the company. The team is working hard to launch RoboWeeder nationally next year and globally in 2021.
A demo of the final prototype will be released in the next couple of weeks, make sure to visit our website! Finally, Eleos Robotics would like to thank everybody that came visit our booth and the BCWGC for hosting an amazing event. Hope to see you all next year!
Founder of Eleos Robotics, Yahoel Van Essen, talks about RoboWeeder and how its technology will enhance vineyards and berry farm’s efficiency and productivity using cutting-edge technology. During the interview, Mr. Van Essen stated some of the challenges that Eleos Robotics has faced during the past three years and talks about the future of the company.
The agricultural industry has been experiencing a lot of innovation through newer technology. There are many organizations behind that change, the Agro Innovation Lab, for instance, has made it its goal to “play an active part in shaping the future of agriculture through innovation”. To do so, Agro Innovation Lab created the Robotics Challenge 2019.
The Robotics Challenge 2019 aims to find solutions that enhance efficiency in agricultural processes. Companies must prove that their technology is sustainable and will help shape the future of this industry and the world. This year, companies had to provide solutions in weed control and fruit and vegetable harvesting. Winner of this challenge would enter into cooperation with a multi-billion European company.
Eleos Robotics competed in this challenge and was listed as one of the top agriculture robotics start-ups in the world. Founder of Eleos Robotics then traveled to Vienna, Austria where he had pitch among other top companies in agriculture. We are proud to say that Eleos Robotics placed top ten globally for this competition. Eleos would like to thank Agro Innovation Lab for this amazing experience and everyone for your warm and continuous support!