Drones & Robots
SwarmFarm is delivering an autonomous ag robotic platform to change farming systems and deliver Agtech to the field.
The Problem And How You Are Solving It:
Over the past 30 years, productivity gains in farming have been driven by deploying larger machinery.
Tractors, sprayers, harvesters and implements have become larger, heavier and more complicated.
These machines are costly to maintain and are subject to significant downtime as a single point of failure for the business when needing repair.
At the same time, total reliance on crop protection products like Roundup has led to herbicide resistance problems.
Agricultural field practices are limited to implements that hook onto the back of a tractor or chemicals that can be poured into a spray tank.
SwarmBot disrupts the long-standing reliance on large, expensive agricultural machinery such as tractors, spraying equipment and harvesters.
SwarmBots are lightweight, efficient and autonomous vehicles loaded with technology to undertake simple, repetitive tasks and minimise soil compaction.
Capable of operating at optimal speed and whenever the conditions are suitable for the specific operation, SwarmBots can work on their own or cooperatively as a ‘swarm’ of units across the landscape.
Robots allow new field practices that are simply not possible on the back of a tractor so that farmers can have new tools and farming methods.
SwarmFarm has been founded by farmers, for farmers on an ethos of assisting farmers to fundamentally change the way they farm for long-term benefits to industry, community & the environment.
SwarmFarm is all about new farming methods: increasing yields, reducing chemical use, reducing energy consumption and reduce the environmental impact.
Most importantly, SwarmFarm’s technology allows farmers to concentrate on value-adding fundamentally operating superior farming businesses with an emphasis on sustainable and regenerative agriculture.
Farmers are currently limited by their tractor / chemical-based farming systems.
The adoption of robotic technology allows farmers to make their equipment smaller, slow down and farm differently.
SwarmFarm’s agricultural technology really hones in on the attraction of the next generation of farmers and workers, who have grown up with smart phones and technology integrated into their lives.
They are attracted to precision agriculture, artificial intelligence and harnessing Big Data.
People will simply do different jobs through this step change in the new generation of agriculture, a transformation which SwarmFarm are part of shaping.
SwarmFarm is empowering farmers to innovate to develop the next wave to tools and attachments tailored to a solution.