Ripe Robotics Startmate Presentation
Ripe Robotics presents to Startmate for Demo Day
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Eve is our latest generation robot. We are currently running trials on apples, oranges, and plums, and getting her ready for commercial scale harvesting in 2022.
She has everything needed to pick fruit off the tree, distribute it into a bin, and drop the bins off at the end of the row. She uses a soft suction system to minimise damage to fruit at the tree, increasing the value of produce compared with human labour.
She is equipped with advanced artificial intelligence and connected to the cloud so that you can track her progress wherever you are. If you are interested in booking a trial with us or learning more, reach out by clicking the button below.
We harvest fruit autonomously so that you don't need to worry about finding and training people every season
We collect valuable data and produce meaningful insights so that you can improve the way you grow fruit
We pick with greater care and precision than humans so that you can maximise the value of the produce you grow
We work on a per bin rate so that you can easily adopt and integrate this technology on your orchard, no matter the size.
Every year there are trillions of pieces of fruit picked by hand. Farmers continually struggle to find and manage people which results in huge levels of waste and lost profit.
Ripe Robotics was founded with the goal of changing an industry that has been left behind by technological innovation. Fruit has been picked the same way for as long as we can remember, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have now made automation possible.
We are fast approaching full scale commercialisation of our technology and are always interested in hearing from growers, engineers, and investors. If you would like to join our journey, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Co-founder and CEO
Hunter is an engineer with a background in A.I. He loves robotics and country life, and wants to make sure A.I. continues to develop in a safe way into the long-term future.
Co-founder and CCO
Leo has a background in law, strategy consulting and sales. He is passionate about helping use technology to make our food system better.
Soroush has a background in engineering. He is passionate about using his talent and experience growing companies to improve the the food system for humanity.
Senior Mechatronics Engineer
Michael is a robotic engineer with a background in robot perception and control as well as complex system design. He is passionate about truth, automation as well as working on hard problems.
Tobin is an engineer with a background in product design, autonomous vehicles and industrial automation. He is excited to use his experiences to innovate and automate the food industry.
Mick is a climate tech advisor and angel investor in Cecil, Ripe Robotics, Startmate and EnergyLab, co-founder of Pollenizer and muru-D and author of She’s Building A Robot. Mick is a dad of 3 kids, a football (round ball) player with a strong desire to surf in Bali.
“We are hoping to learn a lot about the technology through the trial to better position themselves as early adopters ... We are very excited about the flexibility we hope it will bring to harvesting in the long term ... Other people been trialling harvesters from the US and NZ, but we like the fact that Ripe Robotics are Australian, they are young and enthusiastic and keen to be in the industry and we would like to work with them."
Apple grower in Shepparton
"Robotics are the game-changer for our industry. Australia produces roughly 0.8 per cent of global citrus production and we're finding it really difficult to try and reign in our costs compared to our competitors. It also provides more reliability. The prune industry, onions, the wineries, they're all tapping into the same labour force and finding it increasingly difficult to find someone willing to stand in 40 degree sun harvesting fruit."
Orange grower in Griffith
“We are running robotic apple picking trials this year with ‘Ripe Robotics’ in our orchard and are hoping to start commercial trials in the next apple season. I like this specific provider of picking robots as they aim to build a higher number of robots for a lower cost each, so you can have more machines running in the orchard instead of just having one expensive machine, which protects our downside risk in case of breakdowns.”
Chair of Fruit Growers Victoria