The future of autonomous tractors

The Robot Report

Welcome to Episode 50 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community.

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This week we’re joined by Dan Leibfried, Director, Autonomy and Automation, John Deere, and Igino Cafiero, Co-founder & CEO, Bear Flag Robotics. Of course, John Deere last week purchased Bear Flag robotics for $250 million. Founded in 2017, Bear Flag Robotics retrofits its autonomy stack onto existing tractors. Leibfried and Cafiero discuss what this partnership means going forward for the future of autonomous tractors and agricultural robotics.

Mike also updates us on his trip to ATX West, we dive into our latest investments recap and we celebrate our 50th episode! Stay tuned for a playlist dropping early next week of our favorite episodes thus far.

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Bear Flag Robotics acquired by John Deere

A John Deere tractor retrofitted with Bear Flag Robotics’ autonomous driving stack. | Photo Credit: John Deere

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