To counter uneven distribution, soil contamination, and well being dangers linked to conventional pesticide spraying strategies, Niqo Robotics has developed a exact pesticide software technique that makes use of good cameras and AI.
Whereas it’s unattainable to disclaim the significance of pesticides in cultivating wholesome produce, the environmental influence of uncontrolled and indiscriminate blanket spraying is deeply regarding, resulting in uneven distribution, soil contamination, and well being dangers. Bengaluru-based startup Niqo Robotics has developed an modern resolution to exchange conventional spraying strategies that contain human-operated knapsack sprayers. As a substitute, they harness the facility of good cameras and AI for exact pesticide software in agriculture.
Founder Jaisimha Rao was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug whereas in New York. He left behind a snug life to return to Bengaluru and immerse himself in his household’s espresso plantations. It was throughout this time that he recognised a considerable technological hole inside the Indian agricultural sector, which encompasses farmers with various financial statuses. This commentary ignited the concept of catering to a buyer phase that values expertise and is prepared to pay for options to current issues.
The startup has developed a Niqo RoboSpray, transitioning from a drone-based method to specializing in ground-based sprayer robots retrofitted with a sensible digicam system for precision spraying.
The corporate’s design contains a modular digicam unit mixed with AI processing and output. “The Niqo RoboSpray is supplied with a sensible growth, a particular nozzle management system, an agricultural digicam and a dashboard to permit the operator to pick the spraying mechanism. The sprayer growth platform is the inspiration for the nozzle setup and digicam set up. We leverage this sprayer growth and combine it into current tractors or sprayers by means of retrofitting,” explains Rao.
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