In tie-up with The Yield and Yamaha.
“This improves robotic spray efficiency and effectiveness while improving environmental performance.
“At the same time, the robots can passively collect visual data that we can feed back into our algorithms to continually improve them. It’s a win-win.”
TWE company vineyards general manager Greg Pearce said that with such a large global agricultural footprint, the company is “committed to taking an integrated approach to sustainability”.
He said this included “investing in new technology and innovations to adopt to the climate trends impacting our business”.
“TWE is proud of our ongoing partnership with The Yield to improve the predictability of weather and climate, crop yield, harvest timing and fruit grading – all critical drivers of wine quality,” he said.
“This latest industry-leading collaboration brings together our viticulture and winemaking expertise with world class robotics and automation to enable us to better predict optimal harvest opportunities and efficiently irrigate our vineyards.”
Following the project, The Yield and Yamaha intend to commercialise a “joint solution for intensive irrigated crops” in early 2023.