News and Success Stories

Published 29 August 2023

Suckers for fresh fruit

Tevel's Award-Winning Flying Fruit-Picking Robots showcase a novel, but easy-to-communicate convergence of cutting-edge technology with traditional agriculture machinery.

The founder of Tevel was inspired by a documentary on farm labour, where a team of workers quit after a day because the work was too strenuous. Tevel have since attracted plenty of industry hype and funding, thanks to the combination of drones and machinery, and the ongoing labour shortages impacting growers around the world.

At first thought, drones and traditional vehicles working together in orchards sounds fanciful - but now that a prototype has been developed, seems obvious.