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India-based TartanSense rebrands as Niqo Robotics

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Bangalore, India-based agtech TartanSense, an agtech company focused on artificial intelligence, computer vision and robotics, has rebranded itself as Niqo Robotics.

The rebranding comes on the heels of the company launching its proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) powered spot spray robots in India.

Niqo Robotics stated the rebranding comes on the heels of launching its proprietary green on green AI spot spray robots in India, planned for this year. The company claims this will be the world’s largest commercial deployment of AI powered robotic sprayers with a fleet size of 50.

According to Jaisimha Rao, CEO and founder of Niqo Robotics, the rebrand couldn’t have come at a better time. “As we get ready to launch the world’s largest fleet of green on green AI spot spray robots to market, we need a strong identity that can carry us into this exciting future,” noted Rao. “The name Niqo represents our hunger to win in this challenging ecosystem of robotics and agriculture. We are especially proud that India is leading the way for commercializing AI powered spot spraying at scale.”

Niqo Robotics claims it is the first agtech company to monetize green on green spot spraying in Asia with their proprietary Niqo RoboSpray Technology. The technology leverages real time AI assisted computer vision to selectively spray chemicals on plants, resulting in up to 60 percent chemical and water savings. The green on green AI spot spray tech stack seamlessly integrates with existing agricultural sprayers in the market.

The company has raised a total of $8 million in funding including a seed round from Blume Venture and Series-A from FMC Ventures and Omnivore and Bidra Innovations.

Read the NOV/DEC 2022 issue of New AG International, free to view here.

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