New Autonomous Robot Provides Labor Savings for Greenhouse Growers
Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), a British Columbia-based custom robotics company that creates autonomous robotic solutions to solve labor shortage problems in agriculture, has formed a partnership with AgriNomix, the leader in horticulture automation for the North American market. Through the partnership, AIS will work with AgriNomix to create solutions for nurseries and greenhouses faced with labor intensive tasks, as AIS’s mobile, autonomous robot provides nurseries and growers experiencing acute labor challenges with innovative and cost-efficient automation solutions.
“We are very excited to partner with AgriNomix to provide a solution for nursery and greenhouse growers to make their operations more efficient and productive with BigTop — our unique autonomous robot,” says Afshin Doust, CEO of AIS.
“Our client base is desperate to fill open headcount. They just can’t find people for labor-intensive job openings. AIS is laser focused on providing practical, cost-effective robotics that can be put to work in the very near term to fill a gap that will only grow,” says Robert Lando, Founder and President of AgriNomix.
During Cultivate’19, AIS offered demonstrations of the BigTop autonomous robot (a video of the demonstration is available on Greenhouse Grower’s Facebook page) as well as another prototype for the first time: a pruner that can trim plants with a unique arm that expands BigTop’s features.