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ecoRobotix – A Solar-Powered Autonomus Weeding Robot

EcoRobotix’s fully automatic robot is designed to destroys weeds. With an efficiency of more than 95% , it sprays at the right spot without any wastage.The robot works without being controlled by a human operator. It covers the ground just by getting its bearings and positioning itself with the help of its camera, GPS RTK and sensors.

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Its system of vision enables it to follow crop rows, and to detect the presence and position of weeds in and between the rows. Two robotic arms then apply a microdose of herbicide, systematically targeting the weeds that have been detected.

Reliance on solar power makes the robot completely autonomous in terms of energy, even when the weather is overcast. As it adapts its speed to the concentration of weeds, it is most suitable for use in fields where the level of concentration is low to moderate, in order to cover the ground at a reasonable speed.


We recommend using the machine after an initial standard application of herbicide, in order to replace subsequent applications and thus save an important amount of herbicide. The machine can be completely controlled and configured by means of a Smartphone app.


  • Autonomous operation
  • GPS navigation
  • Solar power (12 hours of working time)
  • Non-hazardous
  • Light weight design
  • Easy to transport on tractors
  • 30 % cheaper than standard sprayer