One of the new products on display at the World Agricultural Expo in Tulare, California was the result of two companies teaming up and creating a new solution to labor shortages in the agriculture industry.
Israeli-based robotics company Tevel teamed up with Tulare County company S&S Metal Fabrication to develop an autonomous harvesting system. Tevel had already made the flying robot harvesters, but they needed a mobile platform where the drones could place the fruit.
"They actually came to us last year at the World Ag Expo and saw what we were doing with our platform and picking fruit," says S&S Metal Fabrication CEO Denver Silva. "They were looking for someone they can partner with, especially here in the Valley."
The Expo in Tulare, which is one of the biggest agriculture shows in the world, allowed Tevel to find and approach S&S Metal Fabrication.