Last month, the founders of Muddy Machines, Christopher Chavasse and Florian Richter, attended World FIRA 2023 - the world's biggest event for Agricultural Robotics and autonomous solutions. This year’s event was held in-field in Toulouse, France, discussing the latest innovations within the agritech sector, including live demonstrations from numerous robotics businesses.
February 8th was FIRA's 'Invest Day.’ Highlighting keen startups within the industry and giving the opportunity for twelve pre-selected companies to pitch. Muddy Machines was among the businesses selected, with Florian pitching on the day.
"It was a great opportunity to discuss our recent developments as a business.” He stated.
FIRA also highlighted the current issues being faced by the farming industry such as lack of labour, drudgery, and environmental concerns. These concerns have become clearer recently, with shortages of fruits and vegetables across the United Kingdom due to the weather conditions across Europe.
“It’s really important to tackle the current labour shortage in the farming sector, a lot of the robots we saw at FIRA aim to do just that.” Chris explained.
Muddy Machines aims to help farmers beat labour shortages with their robot, Sprout. Muddy Machines' technology allows farmers to precision harvest crops like asparagus. Sprout can drive through fields harvesting accurately for up to 16 hours a day with no need for breaks and no decline in performance.
"It was brilliant, meeting so many people who also care about the farming industry and wanted to help them through some of these issues" Florian stated.
Find Out More about Sprout: https://www.muddymachines.com/technology