Weed control is a big obstacle for farmers to transition to organic agriculture
There are 3 main problems: 1. Close to the vegetables it still has to be done manually 2. People working the land are in increasing short supply 3. Weeding is weather dependent and has to be planned carefully, but farmers have to commit to outside labor months in advance
Trabotyx provides single row autonomous weeding. Our wheelbase is modular to fit on any field and field lay-out. We use multiple weeding implements, so you can weed precisely next to the crop and in the near future between the crops.
One Robot will cover 1HA+ per day and automate the work of 4 people manually weeding
Tim comes with 10+ years of cleantech and entrepreneurial experience in both Netherlands and the US. He has a strong focus on customer succes and revenue. Tim is absolutely amazed by the level of ingenuity, pragmatism and endurance farmers display every day as they create the food that we eat.
Mohamed Boussama - CTO
Mohamed is the brain of the company. With 10+ years in the aerospace industry he is applying his understanding of complex systems to agricultural robots. Mohamed comes from a Tunisian farmers family, where he witnessed first hand how cost and access to labor made it impossible to run a profitable farm
Trab is the Tunisian word for soil. Our motivation for this is simple; as we are talking to more farmers, we are learning more and more about the importance of soil. Good soil creates healthy food, is resistant to weather events and supports all life on earth.
We want to apply the progress in machine learning and robotics to the field of agriculture with 3 specific goals:
improve the profitability of farmers,
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FAQ & Contact
Does it work for all open field vegetables?
Ultimately yes, only we will start with the 5 most produced organic vegetables in the Netherlands; Onion, Red beet, Sugarbeet, Carrots and other cabbages.
What area around the plant does it actually weed?
The robot focusses on the area from 5cm away from the crop to 1cm from the crop. Both in between and alongside the crops. Resulting in a decrease of manual labor with 75%.
Does it work at night?
We are working on night vision, however our first robot will need to work during daylight