JCA Technologies and EXXACT Robotics have joined forces to create an innovative autonomous machine for viticulture applications. This new project combines EXXACT Robotics’ proficiency in perception & robotics systems machinery, and JCA’s expertise in autonomous agricultural control systems. This new vineyard machine type targets specifically workers’ safety as well as environmental-friendly crop care.
(Winnipeg, Canada and Epernay, France, December 2nd, 2020) EXXACT Robotics, a French precision farming solutions company, has partnered with JCA Technologies in the codevelopment of EXXACT’s autonomous machine for vineyard applications. EXXACT Robotics is part of the EXEL Industries group of companies, which has been a leader in agricultural machine systems for more than 70 years. JCA Technologies is a Canadian technology firm focused on providing advanced agricultural controls systems to OEMs.
A New Project
This new project combines the capabilities of both companies. EXXACT’s expertise in perception systems, in machine development and manufacturing, as well as their extensive knowledge of viticulture applications are combined with JCA’s expertise in autonomous agricultural control systems, and the use of technologies from the JCA Autonomous Framework. The result of these capabilities paired with JCA and EXXACT’s in depth experience with agricultural machine controls is a specific innovative new autonomous machine equipped to transform viticulture operations.
About the Collaboration
“The collaboration in between JCA team and EXXACT Robotics is a real leap forward to reach actual robotics solutions, to tackle the challenges of vineyards owners regarding safety and performance”, quoted from Colin Chaballier, General Manager at EXXACT Robotics “We look forward to continuing to work with EXXACT, and are excited about the direction the project is heading” says Darcy Cook, VP Engineering and General Manager of JCA Technologies. More information
For more information about the collaboration attend the JCA Technologies webinar at the FIRA 2020 Conference on Dec. 9 www.fira-agtech.com/en/schedule-2020. To learn more about JCA Technologies visit www.jcatechnologies.com