The annual PGA Show is always a breeding ground for innovative products and companies in the industry. Even though I’m not in Orlando for this week’s event, which began yesterday, the golf nut in me couldn’t resist exploring which up-and-coming technologies are being talked about this year.
Oshawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 19, 2023) - Canada-based robotics and automation company, Korechi Innovations Inc., is all set to present the first-time demonstration of their high-capacity, heavy-duty, range-picking robot at the PGA Show Demo Day. During the demo and fitting day, scheduled to be held on January 24th at the Orange County National Golf Centre in Orlando, the company will present its unique autonomous range-picking robot, Pik'rTM.. The robot can also be seen at the exhibition between the 25th and 27th of January in the Inventors Spotlight zone at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse.
Oshawa, Ontario – Canada-based robotics and automation company, Korechi Innovations Inc., is all set to present the first-time demonstration of their high-capacity, heavy-duty, range-picking robot at the PGA Show Demo Day. During the demo and fitting day, scheduled to be held on January 24th at the Orange County National Golf Centre in Orlando, the company will present its unique autonomous range-picking robot, Pik’rTM.. The robot can also be seen at the PGA Show between the 25th and 27th of January in the Inventors Spotlight zone (Booth 4217) at the Orange County Convention Center – West Concourse.
Oshawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 19, 2023) - Canada-based robotics and automation company, Korechi Innovations Inc., is all set to present the first-time demonstration of their high-capacity, heavy-duty, range-picking robot at the PGA Show Demo Day. During the demo and fitting day, scheduled to be held on January 24th at the Orange County National Golf Centre in Orlando, the company will present its unique autonomous range-picking robot, Pik'rTM. The robot can also be seen at the exhibition between the 25th and 27th of January in the Inventors Spotlight zone at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse.
It appears modern technology is about to threaten another time-honoured golf tradition. Yes, the days of taking wicked pleasure from hitting the screen-enshrouded ball picker at the driving range may be numbered. (This pleasure intensified exponentially if you knew the person driving said picker.) This latest innovation is the Korechi Pik’r, an automated robot that hooks up to any existing golf ball picking unit.
What food we grow, trade, and eat is highly dependent on what we can profitably harvest, transport, and store, according to Sougata Pahari, CEO & Founder of Korechi Innovations in Canada. “Technology not only enables us to be more efficient in growing food (less water, chemicals, and fertilizer) but also to grow new or less-popular varieties, simply because they could be more labor-intensive,” he says. “The new generation of farming robots also tend to be electric, which helps with the reduction of GHG emissions. If we play our cards right, agriculture could go from being one of the worst emitters of GHG to a net carbon absorber.”
As important as the driving range is to course owners and golfers worldwide, there is one inescapable reality with respect to its operation: A range needs to be picked. Unlike balls at a bowling alley, those striped, yellow and white balls imprinted with PRACTICE on the side aren’t returned via conveyor belt.
Are we finally starting to see the adoption of labor-saving robots in agriculture? The short and unfulfilling summary answer is “It depends”. Undeniably, we are seeing clear signs of progress yet, simultaneously, we see clear signs of more progress needed.
Last week, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce conferred us with the "Innovation Award" during their 2022 Business Excellence Awards. Thank you GOCC, friends, advisors, customers and suppliers for supporting our team over the years! Elaine Popp, Sougata Pahari and Jim Clark at the Jubilee Pavilion, Oshawa.
A high-capacity golf ball picking robot (Pik’rTM) is the latest release from Korechi Innovations Inc. , an Oshawa, Ontario-based robotics start-up. Korechi’s principal focus, however, has always been the farming sector and its dire need to find solutions to its growing labour problem.
Szükség lesz egy robotflottára, mert egy robot nem tud mindent elvégezni. Ma már egyre gyakoribb, mondhatni, megszokott híranyag egy-egy új szántóföldi robot megjelenése, egy újabb típus fejlesztése. Azonban a piaci igények és a technikai evolúció hozta magával, hogy újabb és újabb kihívásokkal kell szembesülni mind az esetleges felhasználóknak, de legfőképpen a fejlesztőknek és gyártóknak.
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For the first time since 2019, the agriculture industry gathered in Woodstock, Ont. for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. It is the largest show in the province, and crowds were bigger than expected. “All that pent up, whatever you want to call it, is here today and I think we're pretty excited now that they’re here. Just to be able to celebrate the industry.” said Doug Wagner, president of the show.
In end of 2019 Korechi asked me for some input in a potential ball picking robot, and today, we get to see the result of Canada based company. The Pik’R. As the name suggest it, the Pik’R is a ball picking dedicated robot, but with one little twist. It uses your existing ball collector. This makes it very cost effective and easy to integrate in your facility.
We have recently launched our new golf ball picking robot with industry-leading features and capabilities - the Pik'r. The Pik’r™ works with all industry-accepted pickers, the first in the market to do so, and autonomously navigates the driving range using high precision GNSS RTK. It is designed for large driving ranges, the needs of which existing automation products cannot fulfill. Here's a video of the Pik'r in operation: https://youtu.be/k-wdbmtRPog. Read the full press release here.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada – Korechi Innovations Inc., an innovator in the agricultural robotics space, in business since 2016, has announced their latest autonomous robot, the Pik’r™. Korechi brings the advanced capabilities of their RoamIO line of farming robots into the Pik'r™, which is the world's first robot that automates all existing 3 and 5 gang golf ball pickers in the market without any modifications to them. It also has higher coverage (up to 7 acres/hr) and picking capacity (up to 4000 balls per round) than any golf or driving range robot in the market and it is intended for larger and busier driving ranges where 15,000 or more balls are hit a day.
The president of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show encourages farmers to come see new options at the show that can revolutionize their farm. WOODSTOCK - Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show has released some information about their AgTech displays. Eastern Canada’s largest outdoor farm show will take place in the field at Discovery Farm Woodstock from September 13-15, and will showcase aerial agriculture technology and agricultural automation.
A focus on agricultural technologies will be highlighted at upcoming Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show on September 13-15, 2022. By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Image from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show This year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show will have a special focus on AgTech, with exhibitors primed to showcase leading-edge technology right in the field from September 13-15, 2022.
Innovation Factory client, Korechi Innovations, will be showcasing their autonomous AgriTech RoamIO HCW with Haggerty AgRobotics at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show this September. The mini farming tractor reduces the labour required for repetitive tasks through automation.
Woodstock, Ont., Aug 29, 2022 – Exhibitors at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show with a special focus on AgTech are set to showcase leading-edge technology right in the field from September 13, 14 & 15, 2022. “The world of agriculture evolves at a rapid pace, and we will see many innovative products and equipment displayed at our show this year,” says Doug Wagner, president of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. “The last few years have seen enormous growth in the agriculture technology space, so it is important for us to have a special focus on the new and exciting technology that exists today.”
Fans of commented demonstrations will be spoiled this year. They will have the opportunity to see six types of robots and ten combo seeders for cover crops in action. Indeed, the commented demonstrations, presented by Le Bulletin des agricole, allow each year to watch the machines at work, to compare the equipment and to discuss with the manufacturers. A unique opportunity to learn more about robots and combo seeders, in the ideal outdoor setting of Expo-Champs.
What a challenging-few-years the agriculture sector and the world has had. But challenges pave the way for opportunities. And there are opportunities abound in the AgRobotics space. What is the problem you are trying to solve? Likely, there is a company somewhere in the world trying to solve it.
Canadian Innovation Week is a 5-day celebration recognizing and supporting Canadian innovators and innovations that are changing the world one idea at a time. To celebrate, Spark Centre is sharing stories about our innovative clients, like Korechi Innovations Inc., whose ingenuity has advanced the agriculture and golf industries.
The Grove at Western Fair District is pleased to announce the successful collaboration of three local agri-business entities to host an Agrobotic Open House for farmers in Southwestern Ontario.
Agricultural robotics aim to do the jobs no person wants to do or the tasks that are simple but time-consuming. “We have to start automating tasks for two reasons,” said Sougata Pahari, CEO and founder of Korechi. “Somebody needs to work on the farm, but also this will draw new blood, fresh blood into the industry, which is very important.”
Bioenterprise Canada is pleased to announce the successful applicants of the Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI) Commercialization Stream! More than 20 organizations have been selected to receive funding to conduct market validation and product development projects, and to bring those innovative solutions to the market. Not only will these projects strengthen Ontario’s agri-food sector, but they will also ensure Ontarians continue to have access to the safe, high-quality food the province is known for.
Autonomous farm machinery could offer solutions to future farming challenges and many of the developments shown at a recent event in France will move to on-farm trials or commercial availability this year. Jane Carley reports.
L'aggiornamento delle normative e lo sviluppo di soluzioni per l'aumento della sicurezza spianano la strada alla robotica che fa passi da gigante nei campi. Sono stati a lungo protagonisti di libri e film di fantascienza, ma ora i robot sono sotto i riflettori del mondo agricolo dove, negli ultimi anni, hanno fatto molta strada arrivando a svolgere le operazioni più disparate.
Updating regulations and developing safety enhancement solutions pave the way for robotics making giant strides in the fields. They have long been the protagonists of science fiction books and films, but now robots are in the spotlight of the agricultural world where, in recent years, they have come a long way to carry out the most disparate operations.
There are plenty of opportunities for careers in the agri-food sector with three to four jobs waiting for every agriculture or agri-food related post-secondary graduate. In addition to skilled work in all fields of the agri-food sector, there are also numerous other opportunities including farm assistants, administrators, and small equipment operators.
Three autonomous weeding robots were put through the ringer in Ontario this year – and with good results. Overall, and despite occasional hiccups, those running the trials said the robots’ performance exceeded expectations.
THE LATEST IN cutting-edge robotics is coming to a field near you — sooner than you think. A new team of in-field innovation enthusiasts have been working diligently over the past year to test, demonstrate, and troubleshoot robotic applications in a variety of Ontario crops, bringing the reality of robots within reach for farmers within this decade.
There is no question that technology plays a major role in farming all across Ontario. Whether it be robotic milkers, driverless farm machinery, or drones, farms are becoing increasingly reliant on technology. Sougata Pahari, Founder & CEO of Korechi Innovations, joins us to discuss how his company is using robots to automate many repetitive and sometimes unsafe farm tasks.
There is no question that farming is an exceptionally labor-intensive operation, and one with high price tags. Debt and mental health issues run rampant as farmers deal with major stressors outside of their control, from unpredictable weather to stringent government regulation and market volatility.
Several farm robots featured at the recent AgRobotics and Automation event hosted by the RH Accelerator focused on higher-value crops instead of corn, soybeans or wheat.
Durante il Fira 2020, la fiera dedicata all'automazione in agricoltura, sono stati presentati quattro robot dedicati alle operazioni in vigneto. Fino a pochi anni fa pensare ad un robot che si muoveva all'interno di un vigneto sembrava una idea strampalata. E invece, durante Fira, la fiera dedicata alla robotica che si tiene ogni anno in Francia, sono stati presentati ben quattro robot, di cui tre sono già in fase commerciale e possono già essere acquistati ed utilizzati in campo.
LARGE ROBOTS MIGHT look flashy, but farmers and ag-service providers are finding value in autonomous equipment on smaller and medium scales. Where investments in autonomy are made, however, is determined by the job. Here are a few examples of how autonomous technologies are being employed around the globe.
There are 23 autonomous robots like this working the soil and weeding in French vineyards. Manufacturer Naio Technologies, which recently unveiled an updated version of weeding robot Ted, told Canopy it has gone into “mass production” and they are also talking to wine producers in Italy, USA and Germany.
Канадська компанія Korechi Innovations презентувала прототип роботизованої платформи RoamIO, призначеної для виконання різноманітних сільськогосподарських робіт.
Ontario ag-service company Haggerty Creek uses small, adaptable robot to complete time-consuming tasks. Small autonomous technologies are being used to improve work efficiency at Haggerty Creek Ltd., a grain elevator and farm service provider in Southwestern Ontario.
Con el accesorio, la plataforma autónoma multifunción también puede ser empleada para la siembra de cultivos en suelos pesados. La startup canadiense Korechi Innovations le incorporó a su robot RoamIO una sembradora de la marca austríaca APV.
Global farm technology investment funding hit an all-time high in 2019 of $4.9 billion U.S. According to the 2020 Farm Tech investing report by AgFunder, that’s an increase of 6.8 per cent over the year before, and a rise of 370 per cent since AgFunder first began tracking these statistics in 2012.
The federal government has provided Niagara College with nearly $100,000 for new technology to help students and the wine industry with research and crop management.
With nearly four decades of farming under his belt, Chuck Baresich has experienced his share of bugs. Now, the general manager of Haggerty Creek Ltd. is preparing to deal with an entirely new kind of bug as he, his brother and their father embark on the next generation of farming as the first in Ontario to use the autonomous farm machine called DOT.
A local start-up has developed a compact, rugged autonomous robot that can automate a wide range of agricultural tasks, like soil sensing, applying inputs, and harvest yield prediction for grapes.
Niagara College is at the forefront of agricultural robotics technology, with its complement of aerial drones and enterprise-level software systems. Now a 400-lb remotely operated rover, named RoamIO Jumbo, is undergoing field testing to refine high-precision engineering onboard that will help accurately predict vineyard yield estimates for grape growers.
Back in April our client Korechi Innovations Inc. had the great opportunity of having their product showcased live on CityLine TV. Their product RoamIO was presented on the show by Frank Ferragine AKA “Frankie Flowers” who is known for his expertise in gardening and Tracy Moore, the show’s permanent host since 2008. RoamIO is an autonomous robot enabled with artificial intelligence and high-precision spatial awareness to automate the most mundane tasks in turf and farm care with a high degree of reliability.
Sougata Pahari is a numbers kind of person. There are the numbers, for instance, that drew him to Canada - two million fresh-water lakes, more than the rest of the world combined; 9,000 trees per Canadian, the most in the world; Canada's top 10 rankings on the World Happiness Index and the prosperity index.
Two months after moving to Canada from Italy in March of 2016, Sougata Pahari co-founded Korechi through the incubation process.
Oh, RoamIO, oh RoamIO, wherefore art thou RoamIO? With apologies to Shakespeare, this RoamIO is a remote-controlled land rover that is more likely to be found trolling through vineyards at Niagara College’s teaching winery than below a balcony wooing its love.
There’s a new member of the team at Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre. It goes by the name RoamIO Jumbo, and it is an advanced, rugged land rover, able to patrol vineyard rows with ease, helping farmers increase profitability or even save their crop from damaging weather.