Agrorobotica is an innovative start-up created in June 2017 that deals with precision agriculture and farming management. It has developed SpyFly, a pest trap to be installed in the field that can: photograph, recognize and count harmful insects and transmit the results obtained in real time via smartphone and website: a benefit for the environmental sustainability, agro-food chain and consumer health. Agrorobotica is supported by Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore – the strategic and operational Foundation of Fondazione Cariplo in theimpact investing sector – which invested in the enterprise 300,000 euro.
Their flagship product is SpyFly, a robotic trap capable of attracting, capturing and recognizing pests and parasitic insects that are harmful to crops through sophisticated AI algorithms.
Each Spyfly is powered independently by solar panels and doubles as a weather gauge, collating information on the evolution of insects with respect to the climatic conditions.
Thanks to the technology developed, the farmer receives warning messages in the event of the presence of harmful insects allowing a prompt and effective intervention, only if necessary.
SpyFly is equipped with proprietary auto-adaptive algorithmsthat combine data collected from insect catches with those detected by installed sensors. The development of the Artificial Intelligence with which it is equipped is aimed at combining the data collected from multiple traps in order to create forecast models able to self-learn based on the place where they are installed. The spread of “SpyFly” represents a real revolution in the agricultural world as regards the monitoring of the state of health of crops and the integrated control of their pests.
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