Agricultural Robots, Drones, and AI: 2020-2040: Technologies, Markets, and Players
The developments in agricultural robotics, machine vision, and AI will drive a deep and far-reaching transformation of the way farming is carried out. Yes, today the fleet sizes and the total area covered by new robots are still vanishingly small compared to the global agricultural industry. Yet, this should not lull the players into a false sense of security because the ground is slowly but surely shifting. Robotics and AI are enabling a revolution in affordable ultraprecision, which will eventually upend familiar norms in agrochemical supply, in agricultural machine design, and in farming practices.