A total of five robots were nominated with Land-A2 winning 29% of the public vote.
Other robots nominated were Naïjo Jo, which received a close 28% of the public votes, the AVL Motion Compact S9000 Asperge Harvests Robot, the Nexus Robotics La Chèvre, and the InsightTRAC Rover. The latter was actually chosen as the winner by the jury however, the public voted otherwise and interestingly gave it the least amount of votes.
The winning Land-A2 Field Robot by Exobotic Technologies stood out due to its sleek design and functions. For a farming tool, the Land-A2 is not the usual bulky and complex machinery. The modular and multipurpose tool carrier that is the Land-A2 is a four-wheel-steer and four-wheel-drive system that can take on rough terrains such as narrow corridors, steep slopes, and muddy soul — perfect for farm and agricultural use.
The Land-A2 has a patent pending modular design and features that make it more than capable of tending to tree nurseries, vineyards, orchards, and forestry. Overall, we can see how the Land-A2 is a public winner as it proves to be useful for many applications, can help in increasing labor efficiency while reducing costs, and improve crop yield for those who would like to use it for farm or agricultural use.
With Land-A2 as a prime example of agricultural robots, we can only hope for bright and great robots for this industry.