Commercially launched in Junethe technology was developed in collaboration with Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, which commissioned the first RSM for its facility at the Port of Tauranga and has had it in operation since November Further installations are planned around the country in Our team worked incredibly hard to design and build this world-first log scaling robot in just 12 months by working closely with ISO and a number of other local manufacturing suppliers.
Importantly, it also eliminates exposure to hazards and moves those people into a safer environment and into more skilled roles.
The scaling of logs is traditionally a slow, sometimes dangerous, manual process - so it was well suited to being automated. Dr Glenn adds, "Our world-class development team is skilled at rapidly prototyping new ideas, validating new components and integrating these into our robotic systems.
To keep pace with our ambitious growth plans and new market opportunities we plan to continue growing rapidly - our goal is to double the size of our team over the next year.
Widely recognised throughout the world as a leading indicator of robotics innovation leadership, the RBR50 is also a critical measure of robotics sector growth.
Robotics Plus was the only New Zealand company named on the list. About Robotics Plus Robotics Plus Limited RPL was created with a simple goal in mind - to unlock new levels of productivity in some of the world's most robot that really earns agricultural sectors.
Sincewe have developed world-leading mechanisation, automation, machine vision, robotic and sensor technologies to address global challenges in the primary industry such as labour shortages, sustainability for growers, pollination gaps and yield security.
Informed by deep customer insights, Robotics Plus has built an IP portfolio that creates the opportunity to radically transform food and fibre value chains with automated systems for variable agricultural environments. Robotics Plus has employed recent advancements in sensors, computing and artificial intelligence to develop several world first agricultural automation technologies, including robotic apple packers, robotic harvesters for kiwifruit, robotic kiwifruit pollination, autonomous agricultural vehicles, and robotic crop estimation.