Humans manually and intensively spray agriculture farmlands: by flying airplanes, driving tractors, or walking with back-packs. This leads to the following inefficiencies:
1. The direct and indirect cost of this operation (excluding the pesticides) is very high
2. The accuracy level is poor (especially in complex terrain, and close to obstacles). Diseases that may harm the entire farmland start at the locations that were not sprayed properly
3. The availability is limited (airplanes at night, tractors after rain). On-demand during catastrophes, or specific time-windows cannot be served
4. Working closely with pesticides is dangerous
Therefore, we believe that humans should not (and in the future will not) spray fields.
In addition to today’s problems, modern farming requires precision spraying – the ability to target specific spots, or to diverse the pesticides along the field. This cannot be done with the available machinery and mode of operation.