Teric Greenan reveals his new crop of robotic farm equipment
Posted on May 05, 2021 | By Lavonne Boutcher | 0 Comments
Teric Greenan (28)
Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Nexus Robotics, an agricultural technology company that has developed an autonomous weeding robot for vegetable crops.
Hometown: Halifax, N.S.
Alma mater: St. Francis Xavier University (first-year electrical engineering)
Headquarters: Halifax, N.S.
What does Nexus Robotics do?
“We design and build robots that pull weeds out of vegetable crops,” explains Teric Greenan. The latest version of the robot is called La Chevre (the goat) and is roughly the size of a small tractor. As it travels through a field, it uses a camera system and artificial intelligence to identify weeds, and then pulls them out without harming the crops. Nexus won’t actually sell its robots to farmers. Instead, it will lease them out for the growing season. “We are essentially a weeding service and farmers pay us to utilize the robot for the year,” says Greenan.
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