An additional player in the robotics sector

With l’agreement concluded on November 4, 2022, Maschio Gaspardo entered the capital of Free Green Nature Srl based in Colle Umberto (Treviso).

The objective of this young start-up founded in 2020 is the development, design and production of high-tech machinery, includingmechatronic equipmentof robotic systems for agriculture and of machines for the control of viruses and bacteria.

The first project carried out by Free Green Nature consists in developing Icaro X4a patented robot avant-garde for the treatment of vineyards using UV-C rays, completely autonomouswhich aims to reduce the environmental impact by up to 90% compared to conventional techniques that use chemicals.

Icaro X4 is a technological product made up of different parts, each with its own specific function. More than a machine, it’s a tireless collaborator on wheels. The first hybrid robot in the world for the prevention of fungal diseases such as mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis, typical of vineyards, taking advantage of the power of ultraviolet rays UV-C, safe for people and the environment thanks to the state-of-the-art autonomous navigation and its human detection sensors. In addition to the drastic reduction of chemical products in viticulture, this robot reduces CO2 emissions thanks to an engine with an integrated hybrid system. Even the fixed costs of the operator in charge of operating a traditional system are reduced thanks to the intelligent autonomous driving.

The agreement provides for the subscription of a capital increase with the acquisition of the majority stake by Maschio Gaspardo. In the new team, the founding partners, Valter Mazzarolo and Valerio Balliana, will play a strategic role in the development of the product and the company, while maintaining operational roles.

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