Agribotix is a drone-based remote sensing company that provides imaging and analysis to agricultural clients. We offer a turn-key solution, from our ultra-reliable hardware to our leading cloud-based image processing solution, to get you affordable, high resolution, and timely images and maps of your fields that allow you to increase efficiencies. Our ultimate product is actionable intelligence that results in substantially reduced inputs for your farm. All of this is available by seasonal lease, ensuring you always have the latest technology for your farm.

The Hornet

Agribotix has developed the Hornet, a rugged, low-cost UAV airframe suitable for agricultural applications that is available for a seasonal lease. Rather than invest tens of thousands of dollars in owning a UAV, why not lease one from Agribotix? The Hornet is based around a flying wing design that eliminates all of the hassles associated with assembling a more traditional airframe in the field and, as an added bonus, stands up much better to use and abuse. Setup time from the back of the truck to in the air above your field is 10 minutes, allowing you to easily integrate this important tool into your existing workflow. Furthermore, the Hornet launches using a simple bungee system, rather than a complicated catapult, dramatically simplifying operations. Learn how you can lease a Hornet on our Services page.

The Agribotix Hornet, a flying wing drone, preparing to land autonomously. The flying wing is easier to assemble and launch and more durable than traditional airframes.

The Agribotix Hornet, a flying wing drone, preparing to land autonomously. The flying wing is easier to assemble and launch and more durable than traditional airframes.

Color and Infrared Cameras

The Hornet carries a high resolution color and near infrared camera and is capable of collecting images with greater than 1 cm resolution. Current customers have used these color images to identify weed and pest infestations, attain an overall gauge of crop health, and estimate yields. The images collected by the infrared camera are used to generate Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) images that have been extensively used for crop scouting, weed identification, yield estimations, and identifying the fertilizer requirements of different field zones. Check out our Blog to learn how some of our customers have been using these images.

False-colored Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) image of a citrus grove in Southern California taken by an Agribotix drone.

False-colored Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) image of a citrus grove in Southern California taken by an Agribotix drone.

Cloud-based Image Processing Solution

Agribotix developers have deployed a proprietary software solution to deliver easily viewable georeferenced aerial images immediately after your flight and high resolution color and NDVI maps of your farm within hours of collection. These images are hosted on our servers for easy access from multiple devices and easily imported into Google Earth for mobile devices allowing you to take them with you while scouting your field. To access these services, simply create an account under the Customers tab.

The Agribotix cloud-based software solution turns images collected by Agribotix drones in maps that can be loaded onto mobile devices and taken with you while scouting your field.

The Agribotix cloud-based software solution turns images collected by Agribotix drones in maps that can be loaded onto mobile devices and taken with you while scouting your field.