Fruit picking robots utilize advanced technologies such as machine vision, sensors, and grasping mechanisms to identify, grab and collect fruits selectively from trees with minimal damage. They help address issues of labor shortage and maximize farm productivity.
The global Fruit Picking Robots Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 728.07 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
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GA techniques help optimize fruit picking robots’ path planning, grasp positioning, and fruit detection capabilities leading to considerably higher harvesting efficiency and reduced wastage as compared to traditional techniques. For instance, researchers at Wageningen University developed a GA optimized motion planner for sweet pepper harvesting robots that autonomously generates optimal routes achieving 30% higher yields.
The global fruit picking robots market is segmented by product type, end-users, and geography. Based on product type, the market is classified into the automated grabbing systems and machine harvesting. Automated grabbing systems dominate the market as these robots can detect, select, and pick the fruits accurately without harming them. Automated grabbing systems are preferred by growers for their precision and ability to handle delicate produce gently.
The Global Fruit Picking Robots Market Size is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting 12% CAGR over the forecast period, due to increasing labor shortage.
North America dominates the market and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. High adoption of advanced technologies and presence of major players in the region drive the market growth. Asia Pacific exhibits the fastest growth due to growing horticulture industry and increasing demand for high-quality yield in countries like China and India.
Key players operating in the fruit picking robots market are Ripe Robotics, Advanced Farm Technologies, Shibuya Seiki, Tevel Aerobotics, Antobot, FFRobotics, Robotics Plus, Earth Rover, Augean robotics, Agrobot, Blue River Technology, and Harvest CROO LLC. Ripe Robotics dominates the market owing to its wide product portfolio and strong distribution network across major markets.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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