Bakus is our autonomous straddle tractor for wine-making work. It helps winegrowers to deal with economic, environmental and social issues that are difficult to reconcile.
VitiBot is a French industrial start-up, on the market of autonomous and electric wine robots, it supports winegrowers in improving their vineyards with the latest technological solutions. VitiBot reconciles contemporary environmental and economic issues by offering a driverless solution. It ensures greater hygiene and safety for wine workers.
VitiBot has 42 employees, mainly electronics, computers and mechanical engineers, all of whom are passionate about robotics. Their main objective: To design a universal platform offering all the tools and functionalities useful for eco-efficient work and vineyard surveillance at a competitive operating cost.
With Bakus, we protect the health of winegrowers by keeping them away from chemicals and we guarantee the safety of operators, even in sloping vineyards.
Our robots allow you to delegate the daunting work to focus on key tasks. This way, we can take advantage of nights and weekends to gain flexibility. It is possible to better adapt to plant needs or weather conditions.
Bakus halves the operating costs in the vineyards. A stand-alone machine covers a larger area by working without interruption and reduces the equipment stock.
Double containment spraying is the most effective solution for using the optimal dose of plant protection products, which makes it possible to halve their consumption. (Marketing of the tool in 2020)
We can recover the kinetic energy when the machine descends a vine and reuse it to go up. Our vehicles are covered with photovoltaic panels to contribute to their power supply.
The control of herbicides generates much more soil maintenance work, Bakus offers an economical and efficient solution to meet this new constraint.