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Agbotic collaborates with Siemens on smart farming project

James Wormald
Agbotic utilises automation, machine learning and AI for regenerative organic farming using fewer resources

Agbotic utilises automation, machine learning and AI for regenerative organic farming using fewer resources. Image: Agbotic

The partnership between Siemens and Agbotic will yield impressive results for AI-led agriculture, but the technology giant’s global reach will help the model to grow into new industrial applications as well.

As a pioneer of advanced automation and machine learning in the agricultural sector, Agbotic’s new partnership with Siemens will integrate the developer’s new artificial intelligence model for agriculture with Siemens’ global reach for industrial automation devices and software.

The two companies announced a groundbreaking initiative to validate Agbotic’s AI model and improve farming efficiency. The patent-pending Artificially Intelligent Control System Agent works together with industrial controllers to reduce the need for complex manual programming, thus enabling rapid auto-response, iterative tuning and continuous improvement and optimisation across factory operations, with a simplified, cost-effective and sustainable process.

Automated factories to improve efficiency and sustainability

“[The] rapid commercialisation of this innovation will improve the way factories operate globally,” said John Parrott, VP and head of food & beverages and consumer packaged goods vertical markets at Siemens.”By integrating this capability, we are taking a significant step toward creating factories that are not only more automated and efficient but also more sustainable.”

Agbotic utilises automation, machine learning and AI technologies for a brand of regenerative, organic farming that minimises the use of resources, while also lowering crop production costs. “Historically, most agricultural automation has [been] run on proprietary, closed software,” said Agbotic founder and CEO, John Gaus. “We chose to run on the reliability, flexibility and power of open architecture PLCs. Once you make that move, there’s no better partner than Siemens.”

“They are the leader in factory automation with [a] broad and deep global reach, leadership in innovation and outstanding service,” said Gaus, of the global automation leader. Experts in smart agriculture themselves, Agbotic wants to be the first on the planet to “operate artificially intelligent greenhouses on autopilot, then help everyone else do the same.”


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