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Agricultural robots, Italian manufacturers in the spotlight at FIRA in Toulouse

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18 January 2023, Italy: FederUnacoma, the Italian association of agricultural machinery manufacturers, will be attending as Gold Partner the seventh edition of FIRA, the event dedicated to robotic systems in agriculture, to be held in Toulouse from 7 to 9 February. Agricultural robotics, which is already booming today, will become increasingly central in the coming years. Highly automated systems provide an answer to the productivity and sustainability needs of the primary sector.

The use of robotic technologies for agricultural processing looks set to grow exponentially within the next years, making robotics the new frontier of agriculture. In such a dynamic scenario, characterised by the constant evolution of production processes, an event like FIRA, dedicated precisely to the theme of highly automated systems, is called upon to play a strategic role. The seventh edition of the event, which is promoted by GOFAR (Global Organisation for Agricultural Robotics) and held in Toulouse from 7 to 9 February, is a very interesting appointment to take stock of the latest generation technologies, thanks to the exhibition of a wide range of models and the scheduling of a wide range of thematic events. But the French event is also an opportunity to see in action, in the demo area specially set up, many of the machines already available, as well as the latest prototypes made by exhibiting companies.

FederUnacoma, the Italian association representing agricultural machinery manufacturers, will be attending the French event as Gold Partner (the qualification seals the strengthened cooperation between the association and GOFAR) with its own stand and a collective area in which its member companies (Cobo, Tecomec and X Farm Technologies) and Field Robotics (a spin-off of the University of Bologna) will present the latest technological solutions for a more efficient and sustainable agriculture.

“Robotic systems and autonomous agricultural machines are conceived and designed not only to facilitate agricultural work but to perform complex and high-precision operations that were not possible with traditional tractors and equipment,” explains the manufacturers’ association. Robots also make it possible to solve several critical issues that have emerged in the agricultural sector in recent years, such as the shortage of specialised labour and working on rough terrain or in conditions that are dangerous for the operator. “The development of highly automated solutions for the primary sector is now a priority for the Italian agricultural machinery industry and will be even more so in the near future. In this perspective,” FederUnacoma concludes, “the partnership with GOFAR and the participation in FIRA are of strategic importance for our sector”.

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