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AGROROBOTICA S.r.l. is an innovative start-up created in June 2017 that deals with precision agriculture and farming management. The company’s strengths are the design, production and marketing of agricultural monitoring systems and the developing powerful learning algorithms.

Their flagship product is SpyFly, a robotic trap capable of attracting, capturing and recognizing pests and parasitic insects that are harmful to crops through sophisticated AI algorithms.

Each Spyfly is powered independently by solar panels and doubles as a weather gauge, collating information on the evolution of insects with respect to the climatic conditions.

AGROROBOTICA in a nutshell:

(i) June 2018 – wins the SMAU 2018 Innovation Award

ii) November 2018 – joins the acceleration program of the Milanese incubator TH2

iii) December 2019 – is supported by Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore, active investor in the impact investing area both in Italy and Europe

iv) January 2020 – won the Philip Morris BeLeaf call for innovation

v) February 2020 – is among the 3 startups selected within the MIND project to participate in the GIP SkyDeck acceleration program of the University of Berkeley


Monitoring of Agricultural Pests – SpyFly

Our belief is that there is no dividing line between tradition and innovation. As in art, in the research and implementation of experimental agriculture practices, innovation aligns with contemporary.

Smart agriculture

Monitoring pests and diseases is a key step in the efficient management of a modern farm.

Identifying pests at the right time can save far more money on farmers, make the pest control program more effective and allow farms more sensitive to the theme of our planet’s preservation to make the most of the opportunities offered by modern techniques of biological fight.

For this reason, Agrorobotica is developing an innovative project to monitor crop parasitic insects, starting from those harmful to olive groves and vineyards, through a family of automatic pheromone traps called SpyFly.

SpyFly is the result of multidisciplinary studies and researches that lasted two years. The final product combines the knowledge and the experience of each actor involved and applies them with a completely innovative software and technology algorithms.

The information gathered is the heart of an information system developed ad-hoc. The algorithm, combined with an increasingly precise predictive capacity, is able to establish in advance the presence of pests, such to justify the targeted actions.


SpyFly offers farmers an innovative tool for pest control.

The automatic, real-time SpyFly crop monitoring network, can be easily controlled by smartphones even for those who own large groves. SpyFly, thanks to the development of predictive models still in progress, can warn farmers in advance as soon as the ideal conditions of a possible attack occur and, thanks to the capture and recognition of dangerous pests, warns of the presence of an attack in progress.

SpyFly Olive

SpyFly Olive with its innovative and functional shape is designed on the behaviour of the Bactrocera Oleae.

Any SpyFly is able to acquire and transmit autonomously at pre-set intervals not only information on the presence of insects but also on their type, number and last but not least, their evolution over time.

Proprietary algorithms and specific hardware have been developed for the SpyFly family.

SpyFly Olive – Weather Station

SpyFly Olive also works as a weather station allowing you to have information on the evolution of insects in relation to weather conditions.

The remote management SW of any SpyFly reduces human interaction by limiting interventions.

Thanks to its design the SpyFly family can be easily integrated with additional HW and SW solutions.

The patent application of SpyFly was filed with the Italian Patent and Trademark Office on 24 January 2018.

“Agrorobotica Srl: Project co-financed under POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020”

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Shareholders and Partners

AGROROBOTICA is made up of a group of professionals with heterogeneous skills ranging from economics to archeology, from agronomy to engineering.


Andrea Sozzi Sabatini

Founder and CEO

Andrea has had a long career in finance. He started working as a consultant at Forum Sas in 1996. In 1998 he joined the Italian Stock Exchange. He continued his career in London where he worked for major investment banks, most noteworthy: J.H. Schroders, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, RBS, Banca IMI. From April 2014 to February 2017 he worked at Bank Julius Baer bank in Zurich.

Since December 2015 Andrea is CEO of Olive Grove Partners and since June 2017 is the CEO of Agrorobotica S.r.l.

Andrea has a degree in Economics from the University of Siena, where he earned the postgraduate study title: “Specialist in Banking”.

Stefano Guerri

Co-founder and CFO

Stefano is a chartered accountant, and has gained many years of experience as a consultant at the CNA of Siena, where he currently holds the position of CFO.

Stefano graduated from the University of Siena in Economics.

Luca Passalacqua

Co-founder and Sales Manager

Luca works at the University of Siena where since 2008 he is head of the Laboratory of Classical Archeology at the Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage.

Luca has distinguished himself for the application in archeology of GIS Systems, Instrumental Surveying, Three-dimensional Reconstructions, Realization of aerial photographs by kite, Geophysical surveys, 2D and 3D photogrammetry through the use of opensource software.

Luca graduated from the University of Siena in Classical Literature with an Archaeological Address. In 2013 he obtained a Ph.D. in Classical Archeology.

Strategic Partners


Data4cast is an innovative start-up founded in 2017 in Rome bringing together the know-how and expertise of highly qualified professionals and scientists working in multiple technology areas with a common passion for IoT, UC and UAV technology.

The primary objectives of the company are the design, production and marketing of innovative products and services, based on the intelligent processing of acquired data improved by Machine Learning algorithms.

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Cultural Projects

Agrorobotica is also involved in cultural and artistic heritage projects to develop and promote Italian art. Find out how we recently discovered and are in the process of restoring a 14th century fresco in Tuscany.

The Forgotten Fresco

In 2016 Andrea Sozzi Sabatini bought an apartment in Scarlino (Tuscany, Italy) in which there is a fresco whose attribution, still unknown, has been traced back to a fine hand of the second half of 1400, probably Sienese.

Besides being a staggering discovery, the Tuscan fresco offers a unique opportunity to enhance and promote Italian excellence in artistic restoration. The restoration has been entrusted to the professionalism of Marco Marchetti and Isabella Gubbini.

The Scarlino frescoes were discovered in what was once known as the Holy Cross Oratory. The building, constructed in 1200 by Pannocchieschi, over the centuries has undergone various renovations. The scenes are related to a large Crucifixion. The visible section of the fresco depicts the elders, the Marie mourners and soldiers. The fresco has a high pictorial quality.

Agrorobotica, together with Olive Grove Partners, is sponsoring making a video documenting the work of the restorers in the recovery of this masterpiece. In the next future the building will host the headquarters of Agrorobotica and Olive Grove Partners in addition to a state of the art private Museum.

Timelapse: Fresco Restoration

The documentary aims to illustrate the current techniques of pictorial restoration and retouching and to give testimony to the talents of two masters of Italian restoration whose work allows the preservation and enhancement of the Italian and international artistic heritage.

Survey by Professor Vittorio Sgarbi

The historical value of the fresco was confirmed by Professor Vittorio Sgarbi, who made a visit during the summer of 2016 and made this short video. (clicca qui).

Fresco Restoration

A short video showing the fresco discovered in Tuscany and details of the restoration project that is now under way.

The restoration of the fresco will be documented by professional film maker Lara Peviani.