Continental launches AMR product line for agriculture

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Continental and Dutch-Belgian technology company Octiva have signed a collaboration agreement to develop autonomous mobile robotic (AMR) solutions for horticulture applications.

Octiva, which was formed following the merger of Priva’s robotic solutions and Octinion’s agricultural robotics, focuses on integrated horticulture robotics solutions, will become part of Continental’s AMR product line for the agriculture market.

As part of the agreement, Octiva will focus on developing market-specific applications that automate tedious and repetitive work in greenhouses such as leaf cutting or crop monitoring.

Continental will provide the motion platform that allows such applications to move autonomously and safely within greenhouses.

Tom Coen, CEO of Octiva, said: “Adding Continental’s competence in safe and autonomous mobility to our market leading applications will allow us to offer our customers new features and thereby enable additional benefits for them.

“Moreover, it allows us to implement a focus driven strategy which will lead to a faster market entry.”

Market entry is planned in the year 2024.

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