Frequently asked questions
- Is Robot One a fit for my business operation?
Pixelfarming Robotics strives for a successful transition to regenerative farming with the use of Robot One and support growers to grow without the use of harsh chemicals. If it turns out during the Onboarding program that Robot One does not fit your business operation, we can proceed to a buy-back arrangement for the residual value of Robot One after mutual agreement.
- What are new revenue streams made possible by using Robot One?
In addition to traditional revenue based on your harvest, Robot One collects data during every operation. This data collected consists of stereographic image data from our onboard sensors and GPS location data. During a growing season, sufficient data is collected to create a digital model of your specific soil type, crop and weed combination. These digital models can be traded with or sold to other growers on our cloud platform or you can opt-in to our data buy-back program.
The value of the model is determined by market value, varying between € 10.000 and € 50.000 for an accurate model. Whether you qualify for our data buy-back program is dependent on the amount of collected data and its quality.
- What is ‘Pixelfarming Academy’?
Pixelfarming Academy is our online cloud platform which provides a comprehensive solution for managing fields, defining your cultivation plan to registering your harvest. The crop map contains all the necessary specifications for nurturing crops in the best possible way. This includes information on desired soil conditions, plant combinations, cover crops, and other properties necessary to design an ecosystem that promotes plant symbiosis.
By utilizing the layout and desired actions to be taken by Robot One, an automated driving and task list is and can be sent to Robot One, allowing for automated, efficient and precise farming practices.
- What is the ‘Onboarding Program’ and what does it cover?
The Onboarding program is a requirement for each grower to learn how to work with Robot One. This program covers a wide range of topics such as operating Robot One, manually, from a remote location and autonomously, field management within the Pixelfarming Academy, maintenance, cultivation methods, and deployment of Robot One.
The primary objective of the program is to get the grower acquainted with Robot One and operate it as an important part of their business. Over a period of two growing seasons and after the grower has enough operation hours, our implementation support will transition from hands-on and on-site support to remote, on-demand support.
- Which cultivations and crops does Robot One support?
Robot One is suitable for both organic and regular cultivations. Custom tools can be mounted on Robot One’s universal base plate, with the only limiting factor being the height of the wheel base. Additionally, Robot One’s standard configuration/tools have been tested in a variety of high-value crops, including chicory roots, sugar beets, leeks, parsley, green beans, flower bulbs, cabbage, and carrots.
- Which track widths and interdistances does Robot One support?
Robot One with its flexible layout and wheel orientation is able to adapt to all commonly used row widths and bed types ranging from 3.10 meters to 3.50 meters and can be expanded another 10 cm using spacers. Robot One can also alter its driving direction to support even smaller bed sizes and row widths from 1.80 meters to 2.20 meters with the L-Bow tool attached.