Ripe Robotics designs, builds, and operates robots that pick apples and stone fruit. Our mission is to fully automate agriculture.
We are in early commercial trials in Shepparton, Australia, and will be scaling up our fleet in 2023 and 2024.
We don't sell or lease our machines. Instead, we charge by-the-bin for the fruit we pick, just like a human fruit picker.
Growers only need to tell us where, when, and how much fruit to pick, and we handle the rest.
The robots gather data on everything. Soon they will be able to track fruit through the season and pick better than people.
Eve is designed to pick apples, plums, peaches, and nectarines that are grown on either 2D planar or V-trellis.
Our AI analyses every piece of fruit picked for size, colour, and quality, and we're working on presenting this information in real time to the grower.
Later on, we'll use the data we gather to make the robot better. We'll expand it's capabilities to do thinning, pruning, spraying, and other tasks, and even do new science using big data never before available.
The next twenty years will be the most significant in history. We expect artificial intelligence to continue to improve, eventually meeting & exceeding human capabilities, and completely transforming the world.
Today, ahead of time, we have the opportunity to influence what sort of future we will live in. Can we align AI to human goals, and use it to solve the world's problems?
The central reason for Ripe Robotics existing is to build this future well.
We look for candidates with exceptional ability, as demonstrated by previous projects (work, university, or independent) & deep understanding in interviews. Formal education and length of experience are less important.
While we're not hiring right now, feel free to reach out to keep up to date. You can send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
We need to transition to robotic harvesting within five years or our U.S. based operations will not be sustainable.
We will be expanding beyond Shepparton in 2024 and 2025, with trials in New Zealand, the United States, and across Europe.
If you're a grower interested in hearing more or joining the waitlist, please reach out to email@example.com
We send one update email per month, and that's it.