Canvas Category OEM : Agriculture
AGCO is the world’s largest manufacturer of machinery and equipment focused solely on the agricultural industry. With some of the most well respected, forward-thinking collection of brands under AGCO, we’re not just manufacturing machines—we’re manufacturing a brighter future for farms everywhere.
Partnership Brings New Capabilities to Autonomous Farming Robot
Apex.AI is expanding its partnership with agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO, offering its software development kit to bring autonomous capabilities to AGCO’s farming robot concept vehicle, Fendt Xaver.
The battery-powered, cloud-controlled Xaver bots can autonomously plant seeds on farms 24 hours a day and boast centimeter precision planting capabilities, using satellite-based navigation to accurately pinpoint the areas for planting. The new software from Apex.AI will bring new sensor features to the bots, including lidar object detection, as well as collision checking and planning to further enhance accuracy and data collection.
Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor
With Google Glass, she scans the serial number on the part she’s working on. This brings up manuals, photos or videos she may need. She can tap the side of headset or say “OK Glass” and use voice commands to leave notes for the next shift worker.
Peggy Gullick, business process improvement director with AGCO, says the addition of Google Glass has been “a total game changer.” Quality checks are now 20 percent faster, she says, and it’s also helpful for on-the-job training of new employees. Before this, workers used tablets.