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Fruitbot, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2016
Stage: Pre-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
Short URL: vator.co/fruitbot-inc
Referred by: 2017 Robot Launch
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Fruitbot, Inc.

Startup/business
Palo Alto, California, United States United States
http://fruitbot.co
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Fruitbot is an apple / fruit picker for harvest automation. Currently we have a prototype machine going thru field testing. Here is a video of how it works:

https://youtu.be/8--giAm_rh0

Compared to existing competitors in the space, we have 2 distinctions:

1. We're soft gripper based, not suction based.

While vacuum nozzles are a clever method for picking surface fruits, after talking to growers, we believe a gripper is necessary for a wide range of orchard architectures.

2. We focus on the pick piece alone - vision + arm + gripper. The pick piece can be used standalone or mounted on existing harvest platforms. We're in discussions with industry partners.

We plan to commercialize the robot in 2018.

The business model is Raas.




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