FarmDroid is the world’s first fully automatic robot that both seeds and mechanically weeds. A single FarmDroid machine reduces the cost of drilling and weeding in an environmentally friendly way – it is energy independent, powered by solar panels and is CO2 neutral.
FarmDroid ApS was founded by brothers Jens and Kristian Warming who realised that technology could remove the costly and laborious hand weeding of their organic sugar beet. The brothers built their first prototype in 2012.
After securing external investment, FD v1.0 was launched in 2018. That first year, the fledgling company sold 12 units for organic sugar beet. In 2019, the same year the brothers took FarmDroid to Agritechnica, they sold a further 38 machines into Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Holland. By the spring of 2022 more than 250 FarmDroids are seeding and weeding more than 30 different crops across 15 countries in Europe.