Pest Control Robots

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 14 April 2024 10:28

Description of the innovative solution

Urban farming Precision agriculture Sensors Waste Urban planning Agricultural development

The use of robotics for pest control and automatic pest surveillance. This solution helps to reduce the amount of pesticides and herbicides being put out into the environment. Robots are able to detect weeds and spray the effective amount of chemicals on that area. The robot will avoid spraying the crops directly. Farmers will ultimately spend less money on these chemicals because they will not be using as much of them. This includes weed controller, weed mapper, robotic gantry for macro pesticide spraying and fertilizer spraying, micro sprayer systems and continuous monitoring insect detection tech.

Supply chain segment

Agricultural inputs and primary production practices

Maturity level

Gaining traction


Climate mitigation Soil health Reducing pollution

SDG target

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 15: Life on Land


Urban Peri-urban Rural Marine/Coastal

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Fleets of robots for agriculture
Scientific paper
Article summarizing some of the outcomes and challenges faced by the use of robots for weed and pest control.
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