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July 12-15, 2014
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"Nurseries use robots to move pots, perform other tasks"
Ag Alert, a publication of the California Farm Bureau Federation — Mar 2014 (Read)

"Grow It Once: The Surprisingly Powerful Benefit of Robot Automation"
Case Study — Mar 2014 (Read)

"Harvest Automation and Practical Software Solutions Announce Partnership to Integrate Harvest Knowledge and Grower Vertical"
Press Release — Jan 2014 (Read)

"ARM Yourself: A New Tool for Optimizing Profit Margins"
Case Study — Jan 2014 (Read)

"Harvest Automation and SBI Software Announce Partnership to Integrate Harvest Knowledge and SBI Grower"
Press Release — Jan 2014 (Read)


"Flexibility for All"
Case Study — Dec 2013 (Read)

"Future Greenhouse Automation Will Assist The Grower’s Expertise"
Greenhouse Grower — Dec 2013 (Article)

"Spacing over 40,000 plants in 4 days at Metrolina Greenhouses"
Case Study — Nov 2013 (Read)

"Production Efficiency for All Nursery and Greenhouse Operations"
Case Study — Nov 2013 (Read)

"Growing Beautiful Roses with the HV‐100"
Case Study — Nov 2013 (Read)

"Harvest Automation Inc. Raises $11.75M Series C Financing"
HAI Press Release — Oct 2013 (Press Release)

"Governor Patrick Celebrates State's Thriving Robotics Industry During Visit to Harvest Automation"
State Press Release — Oct 2013 (Link)

"Robots go to work at nurseries"
Capital Press — Oct 2013 (Article)

"High Efficiency Field Configurations with McCorkle Nursery"
Case Study — Sept 2013 (Read)

"Harvest Automation Brings Affordable Robotics to Big Ag"
Singularity Hub — Sept 2013 (Article)

"5 Coolest Farm Robots"
Modern Farmer — July 2013 (Article)

"Harvest is a Finalist for MassTLC Innovative Technology (Robotics) of 2013"
HAI Press Release — July 2013 (Press Release)

"From the Field at OFA: Rise of the Robots"
Nursery Management Magazine — July 2013 (Video)

"The Forefront of Robotics" - Robot Farming and the Future of Food: Hard Work on Wheels.
Bloomberg Brink — June 2013 (Full Video)

"Opportunities for Non-Military Robots Increase"
National Defense - NDIA — May 2013 (Article)

"Checklist for robotic survival"
Control Engineering — Mar 2013 (Article)

"Anti-Immigration Laws Are Speeding the Rise of the Robot Workforce"
Motherboard — Feb 2013 (Article)

"Robots Can Now Tend Your Garden For You"
Cisco-Co.Exist — Feb 2013 (Article)

"The Constant Gardener: Robots raise your plants"
VentureBeat — Feb 2013 (Article)


"Charlie Grinnell presents at the Mothers of Invention:Robots event"
hosted by Scott Kirsner — Dec 11, 2012 (Video)

"The Robot in the Garden - Marketplace Sustainability"
with video and audio — Dec 2012 (Article)

"John Kawola joins Harvest Automation as new CEO. Company begins commercial shipments"
HAI Press Release — Dec 2012 (Press Release)

"Automation From Harvest Automation Tested At Metrolina"
Greenhouse Grower — Nov 2012 (Article) (Video)

"Agricultural Technology - Robots in the shrubbery"
Economist — Sep 2012 (Article)

"Will lower-skilled workers get pushed out by robots?"
Boston Globe — June 2012   (Article)   (Video)

"Harvest Automation Adds Russ Wilcox As Independent Board Member"
HAI Press Release — May 2012 (Press Release)


"Harvest Automation raises $7.8 million more for plant-toting robots"
Boston Globe — Nov 2011 (Article)

"These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For"
Wired.com — Nov 2011 (Article)

"Harvest Automation Raises $7.8M Series B Financing"
HAI Press Release — Nov 2011 (Press Release)

"Strong Demand in Industry for Harvest Automation’s First Product"
HAI Press Release — Aug 2011 (Press Release)

"Container-moving robots"
Greenhouse Management — July 2011 (Article)

"Charles Grinnell: Turning Robots into Teammates"
Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech — March 2011 (Interview)

"Is There a Place for Robots in Nursery Production?"
Nursery Management — March 2011 (Article)

"Harvest Automation Secures Additional Funding and Announces Advisory Board
— Founder Collective joins Series A investor syndicate"

HAI Press Release — September 2010 (Press Release)

"Harvest has a Straightforward Vision."
Xconomy — June 2010 (Article)

"Leaving the Heavy Lifting to Harvest"
Boston Herald — May 2010 (Press Release)

"Harvest Opens Billerica Site"
Mass High Tech — May 2010 (Article)

"Venture Firms Looking for Exits"
Worcester Business Journal — February 2010 (Article)

HAI Announces Series A Financing
HAI Press Release — September 2010 (Press Release)

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