STMicroelectronics and YTO Establish Joint Laboratory for Intelligent Agricultural Equipment Development

STMicroelectronics and YTO Establish Joint Laboratory
for
Intelligent Agricultural Equipment Development


China, November 26, 2020 —
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and YTO Group Corporation, a leading Chinese provider of agricultural and construction machinery, today announced their agreement to establish a joint laboratory in YTO’s Research Institute of Intelligence and Information in Luoyang, Henan province. The lab will focus on the research and development of electronic solutions for engine, vehicle, and agricultural controls in tractors.

The rapid development of automated control technologies, together with local and global emission regulations for off-road diesel engines, are driving the penetration of electronic control systems in tractors. YTO and ST are bringing their complementary know-how together to address the government requirements and industry needs.

YTO’s Research Institute of Intelligence and Information specializes in electronic control systems for three main agricultural-machinery applications: tractors, harvesters,

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Cutting-edge agricultural robots offers a low-cost lifeline to UK farmers

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The Robotriks RTU platform can be fitted with a range of traditional and high-tech attachments for use on farms. Credit: Robotriks

A low-cost robotic platform which can be fitted with almost any agricultural implement could help farmers across the UK to overcome the lack of available manual labour.


The Robotriks Traction Unit (RTU), created by startup company Robotriks, costs just £7,000—almost a tenth of the cost of most other products on the market.

Powered by batteries which last for 24 hours, it can be built within a few hours and made available for a range of tasks from crop monitoring to harvesting crops like cauliflowers.

Robotriks was co-founded by Jake Shaw-Sutton, Senior Robotics Technician at the University of Plymouth, and Khaian Marsh and is based near St Austell in Cornwall.

Both grew up on farms, so they had an idea of the challenges facing the sector but could also put

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AgAnswers is a new question-and-answer feature designed to give members the customized advice they need. Members can post their individual questions on the platform and can control who sees this content: everyone, followers only, or members of a specific group. Members can even ask questions anonymously and can also send requests to specific experts for their answers. Within AgAnswers, community members can upvote or downvote answers to help the best feedback rise to the top.  

The Leaderboard is a scoring system to highlight active community members and their valuable contributions. Scores are determined by a combination of quality posts, articles, and comments published on AgFuse. In addition to having

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