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- Pitch Your Robot – 2023
The story of Vitirover can be summed up in the idea of a winegrower who finds that it is impossible in this age of technology to continue to maintain the soil of the vine after the ban on chemical weedkillers, with large very expensive machines (tractors and plows), which do not respect the soil, which injure and cut vines causing crop losses, which compact the soil, which creates gullying and which are very difficult to recycle.
The competitive advantages and market positioning of Vitirover can be summed up in the demand of our winegrower customers, to come out conventional approaches thanks to technologies:
It is the possibility for the winegrowers to add an income (Carbon Offsetting Credits) without correlation with the weather, the vine diseases or the price of the grape.
When you look at the Autonomous Service Robots market: Very few large and very large machines are sold (a few dozen per year). On the other hand, there are a lot of sales (hundreds of thousands per year) of small and very small autonomous machines which, by operating in a fleet, manage to replace the work of large and very large machines, while being cleaner, less expensive and easier to use. Two examples in B to C: robot vacuum cleaners and robot lawn mowers. An example in B to B: logistics robots in warehouses. This is the reason why we have chosen this bio-mimetic strategy (replacing a few large machines with swarms of small machines). With cohabitation with autonomous tractors, it is also the proof that there is a very big potential in this strategy.