Sabi Agri, a French developer of electric vehicles (EV) and robots for agricultural applications, has announced the expansion of its range of EVs with its Zilus autonomous off-road robot.
The Zilus, like the Alpo electric tractor, features a modular design to support its adaptation to a variety of crops and performance of a wide range of agricultural tasks.
Currently, it is primarily used in vineyards, with plans for it be used on field crops in 2023.
The company claims that this model is the most powerful electric robot of its kind on the market, and that it is capable of being fully autonomous and of following a trajectory using RTK GPS.
In addition to this, it was developed to offer a slope crossing capacity of 55% and virtually link to the Alpo electric tractor, meaning farmers can adapts the speed of the Zilus and work to that of the Alpo.
Sabi Agri also hopes its robotic tractors can support farmers to multiply work input in vineyards through collaboration and control over multiple devices; the robots can also work in a swarm under the control of an Alpo electric tractor driven by a human operator.