New Dino weeding robot officially released in vegetable fields

Toulouse – France
December 14, 2016

Dino, Naïo Technologies’ vegetable bed robot, has officially been released in the field. The robotic straddler weeds vegetable beds to assist produce growers in their daily tasks. Dino guides itself using the same laser and camera system as Naïo’s - now famous - Oz robot. It can also use GPS for guidance. The tool is entirely autonomous and works on electrically charged batteries.

The Dino robot’s main assets

The new vegetable bed robot is designed to help farmers save time. Dino weeds by itself but also assists farmers during time-consuming and straining tasks:

Dino projects for 2017

Naïo Technologies has set up partner projects in France and Denmark to test Dino in the field using different set-ups. Experiments will be conducted:

Naïo Technologies aims to market five to seven Dino vegetable bed robots in 2017.

Technical data

To see Dino in action

Naïo Technologies

Anouck Lefebvre
Head of Communications

Naïo Technologies
235 rue de la montagne noire
31750 Escalquens
Tel: +33 6 43 06 64 90

About Naïo Technologies

Created by robotics engineers Gaëtan Séverac and Aymeric Barthes in 2011, Naïo Technologies is an Agtech company based in Toulouse which designs, manufacturers and markets agricultural robotics solutions co-built with farmers and consumers. Being people- and environmentally-friendly, these weeding robots can, in particular, compensate for the lack of an agricultural workforce, reduce the drudgery linked with some agricultural tasks and limit the need for chemical inputs. To date, nearly 150 robots are in circulation worldwide, including Oz, designed for diversified market gardeners, Dino for weeding mound-grown vegetables and Ted, for wine growing.