NZ greenhouse robot to be demoed in May

FTEK is nearing completion of the first stage of R&D towards a 3-stage labor-saving automation program backed by growers and industry groups within the NZ greenhouse industry. The company plans to showcase their working prototype of what they now refer to as a “robotic labor assist platform (RLAP)” at the upcoming May TNZ workshop. This robotic platform combines clever hardware and software with a key focus on modular tasking capability.

FTEK will be giving a demo of their robot on 18th May in Pukekohe (see below)!

May Grower Workshop: 18th May – Pukekohe, join the event online or in person.

The organizers are busy finalizing the details for the grower workshop, which will provide the chance to hear updates from some of the key project leads. This event will be available both as an in-person workshop in Pukekohe and online and is open to all TNZ members to attend for free. Topics covered are:

•Virus Management - Jeremy Thompson from PHEL labs
•Mitigating Pests & Disease in Seeds by ENZA Zaden
•DIY Tools for reducing Energy use by Insa Errey from EECA
•Help shape National Party’s horticulture policy with a Q&A
•Improving Pest Control by Lex Dillion from A Lighter Touch
•FTEK showcase of the working prototype of the Robotic Labour Assist Platform (RLAP) (in-person attendees only)

Information for attending will only be sent to those registered, so please complete this form to book your spot.

For more information:
TomatoesNZ
www.tomatoesnz.co.nz


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