New Robotic Chicken Coop Not Entirely For the Birds

In our world of technology, we get our inspiration from a variety of outlets; and most would think that our resource would be ignited through tech blogs and pubs.  Not so this morning. While enjoying my java overlooking Flathead Lake (a short scenic drive from our RoboGnoisis headquarters) I was reading a great publication, FARM…

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Think Big Fest 2017 Coming Up!

  Where will we be the first weekend of next month? Glad you asked!  We will be at the Think Big Fest in Coeur D’Alene Idaho. Why you ask? Because it’s an incredible collection of the greatest minds in robotics and AI today coming together to lecture, talk, discuss, brainstorm and … um … have…

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Haven’t People in Ag Suffered Enough?

There’s an old farmer’s joke that goes like this: Unfortunately that is all too true in today’s world.  We talk with farmers on a weekly basis and it is a growing fear that margins will continue to shrink. The government has tried through the MPP but the government … well, you know. Two years ago…

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Using Robots to Keep Bambi Safe

Recently we were tasked to research a project that we have been asked about many times before, “What happens if there is a fawn in the field?  Does the tractor run over it?” This is a messy thing and can be fairly traumatizing for everyone involved. The simple answer to that is, “What do you…

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Failure is NOT an Option no Matter How Hot the Situation!

Have you ever had a bad day?  I’m sure you have.  I’m sure you’ve even had a “no sleep the night before in a cattle stall at 6 am trying to debug a navigational issue while in a haze of no sleep and everyone around you is wondering why something so simple is taking so…

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Automation vs. Autonomy and The $6 Million Man

If you were alive in the 1970’s then you most definitely remember the Six Million Dollar Man with his bionic eye, arm, legs and you can probably still recite the intro to the show … “We can rebuild him.  We have the technology.  We can make him better than he was, better…stronger…faster.” In the 70’s…

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Tech Savvy Grads Finding Their Roots In Agriculture

No matter what medium you choose to get your news, the prose is overflowing with insightful data that documents the resurgence of the farming industry – within the Millennials in particular.  And within every story you read, the trend is threaded with testimonials as to why they have chosen to go back to their roots…

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What is RoboGnosis All About?

Robo: a combining form extracted from robot and meaning “automated, automatic, or robotic,” Gnosis: (Grk) Knowledge of a spiritual or mystic art What is RoboGnosis? RoboGnosis is a robotics autonomy integrator. That is, do you need a robot, or need to know if you need a robot?  Will it make your life easier or more difficult? …

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From Pivots to Robots

“Years ago, crops were watered with hand lines or by praying for rain,” said John Bruce, founder, Robognosis, Ronan, MT. “Then one guy got the idea of running an elevated pipe in a circle. At the time there were the same questions we get with autonomous farm equipment: What if someone parks a pickup in…

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Collision Conference 2017

“Don’t call it the next SXSW!” Robo had a great time at Collision Conference 2017.  If you have never been then you are missing out because it is arguably one of the best tech conferences out there.  Instead of trying to explain what was so great about it let’ just make a list of all…

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