Artificial Intelligence offers additional use cases, which was not seen before. It can distinguish crops and weed in various positions and sizes even if they are very close positioned. The weed can be the same or even bigger size than cultural crops, so we can use it for sown crops like sugar beet. Crops could be in different sizes – this happens when it is a very dry season. It can even work for different crops at the same time.
Yes, for sustainable farming it can reduce the amount of purchased pesticides about 40% as herbicides are not used. In organic farming it allows to grow on more hectares without additional costs in manual work. Example: For the 50 ha of the organic sugar beet, the profit per hectare is 3x times higher compared to conventional farming and this also includes the depreciation costs for the NEWMAN. The ROI is within 2 years.
NEWMAN is using the classic 3 point mounting for tractor or even other robotic autonomous machine
Each machine is continuously remotely monitored and if needed remote support can be obtained. Mechanical parts like weeding knives can be easily exchanged and also each cultivation unit is exchangeable with the spare one.