Fuelled by his innate curiosity and determination, Jordy fearlessly embraced the role of problem solver, eager to make a tangible difference in the agricultural landscape. Fueled by a deep-rooted passion for sustainable farming practices, Jordy founded Flux Robotics, an agri-tech startup poised to be the next step change in agriculture.
“It became clear that there were countless opportunities to create innovative solutions” Jordy reflects. “Just started building things, and putting them in front of farmers.”
Flux Robotics attracts the best engineers from around the world, assembling a team driven by a shared purpose: to build the future of agricultural systems. Their innovation lies in replacing harmful pesticides with cutting-edge robotics, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to create a safer, more sustainable farming environment. Their core focus is on the design, development and distribution of high tech autonomous agricultural robots with an intent to significantly reduce herbicide application by 2050. Flux is using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to identify weeds amongst crops. The two current products provide two alternative methods for integrated weed management.
With their flagship product, Onyx, Flux disrupts traditional spray booms used by farmers. Onyx leverages advanced computer vision technology to identify and target weeds, applying herbicide only where it is needed. This groundbreaking approach reduces herbicide application by up to 90%, saving farmers both time and money while protecting crops and minimizing chemical exposure.
But Flux’s commitment to sustainable agriculture doesn’t stop there. Their secondary product, an autonomous rover equipped with a mechanical arm, eliminates the need for herbicides altogether. This groundbreaking rover travels tirelessly through fields, uprooting weeds with precision, and nurturing crop growth without any chemical intervention.
What sets Flux Robotics apart is their unique perspective. Founded by farmers, for farmers, Flux understands the challenges and needs of those working the land. Their solutions are designed with ease of adoption in mind, offering chemical free alternatives to weed management methods.
At its core, Flux aims to reduce chemical applications while providing farmers with superior alternatives. Their goal is to excel in all aspects of weed control, considering the multiple factors farmers prioritize when choosing the right method for their fields.
Though Flux Robotics is a newcomer to the industry, their commitment to innovation has already garnered attention. In 2023, they will launch their initial batch of trial products, paving the way for a future where chemical use on farms becomes obsolete.
Looking ahead, Flux’s vision is clear: to remove chemical use on farms entirely. By combining the power of robotics, AI, and farmer-centric design, Flux Robotics is leading the way toward a more sustainable and prosperous future for agriculture.