Unmanned Agricultural Robocopter Market to Reach $16.3 Billion by 2020

By: | December 7th, 2014

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Robocopter (Image Courtesy www.yamaha.com)

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Robohelicopter market leaders include Yamaha, Lely, Yaskawa/Motorman and Kuka. But there are plenty of companies competing for a piece of this $817 million industry, as estimated in 2013.. The market is expected to reach $16.3 billion per year by 2020, according to Winter Green Research (WGR), which reported the market also includes:

ABB Robotics
Agile Planet
AgRA: RAS Agricultural Robotics and Automation
Agrobot
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Blue River Technology
Blue River / Khosla Ventures
CNH Industrial / Fiat / Case IH
cRops 312
Fanuc
Georgia Tech Agricultural Robots
Google / Boston Dynamics
Google / Motorola
Harvard Robobee
Harvest Automation
IBM
iRobot
Jaybridge Robotics
KumoTek
Kyoto University
Millennial Net
NARO, a Japanese Incorporated Administrative Agency
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Japanese National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Ossian Agro Automation / Nano Ganesh
Precise Path Robotics
Robotic Harvesting
Sicily Tractor Harvesting
Shibuya Seiki
Shibuya Kogyo
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
University of California, Davis
Wall-Ye V.I.N. Robot
Yamaha
Yaskawa / Motoman
Agricultural Robotic Research Labs

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