A recently published report on the Dutch robot market is missing the current steps and developments in the field of robotization in the agricultural sector. That is the opinion of manager Thijs Dorssers of sector association Holland Robotics. It concerns a Danish study, about which an article appeared online at the end of December at Rocking Robots.
Dorssers points out that the report mentions about 110 companies, whereas the branch association itself has already established more than 650. The manager hopes that the picture in the report will not be taken for granted by the government, as it might base policy on it. "For example, the report misses out on current steps and developments in the field of robotization in the agricultural and horticultural sector. It is true that the logistics sector is of great importance, but the report is mainly based on well-known international companies that are active in this field."
The robot of the Japanese company inaho in action at Tomatoworld. The robot is engaged in the harvesting of cherry tomatoes.
Dorssers's opinion is based on the summary report, and not the full, paid version.
Source: Holland Robotics