Here are a list of topics and questions that harvest automation startups focused on apples should think about as they build their overall strategic plan and product roadmap and set development priorities.
Provide information from industry groups or individual growers with source of data provided.
How big is the market in terms of lettuce (count) and GDP ($ sales)? This is important because it helps set the market size for investors and helps determine the cost structure for the startup.
This is important because it sets the target for the product development roadmap. By knowing this number, startups have a reality check # to rein in over-engineered solutions that will not work within grower economics.
These are important because they impact the design and development efforts for startups and help provide a full picture of the harvest and harvest-related activities. All of the activities should be looked at to help maximize the impact of harvest automation.
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Is the cost of the harvest activity fully loaded with all costs? paper_on_a_robotic_arm_type_lettuce_harvester.pdf