Leddar Sensor Technology: Agricultural Automation

Increasing Farming Efficiency and Safety with Smart Sensing

With the global population expected to grow from almost 7 billion today to more than 9 billion in 2050, the United Nations believes that food production will have to increase by 70% over the next 35 years to prevent widespread hunger. New technologies are thus being developed to modernize agriculture, contributing to significantly better efficiency and production outputs while minimizing waste.

 

Leddar technology represents a novel sensing approach perfectly suited for agricultural applications, thanks to its high reliability and durability in challenging environments, both indoors or outdoors. Leddar can contribute to worker safety, avoid costly damage to expensive equipment, and improve overall productivity through increased automation and autonomous harvesting, hence playing a significant role in meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s farming.

 

Leddar’s Key Benefits for Agricultural Automation

  • Versatile detection ─ all types of objects (liquid or solid), people, and vehicles
  • Precise distance and level measurements
  • Consistent performance, both indoors and outdoors
  • Unaffected by vibrations, dust, lighting conditions, or temperature variations
  • Low maintenance, high durability, and no calibration
  • Data-rich software development kit allows for easy integration
Leddar for precision agriculture
leddar for agricultural automation

Leddar answers many agricultural challenges, including:

 

Collision avoidance and obstacle detection for large farm vehicles

Perimeter control and proximity sensing around dangerous machines

Guidance sensors for farm implements in harvest automation applications

Solid and liquid level sensors that provide real time information on stock levels in silos and tanks

Altimetry and collision avoidance for drones’ low-altitude flights used for crop surveying

Navigation of autonomous tractors working in fields and plantations without any drivers