Developing for Agriculture and Rural Communities


Following research on remotely piloted tractors in the PRIORITY research program, Goodmill Systems joins the ARA Platform consortium.

ARA is an at-scale platform for advanced wireless research to be deployed across the Iowa State University (ISU) campus, City of Ames (where ISU resides), and surrounding research and producer farms as well as rural communities in central Iowa, spanning a rural area with diameter over 60km. It serves as a wireless living lab for smart and connected rural communities, enabling the research and development of rural-focused wireless technologies that provide affordable, high-capacity connectivity to rural communities and industries such as agriculture.

“Our increasing understanding of the needs of farming and agriculture in general have convinced us that there are many autonomy and remote piloting use cases, where Goodmill technology can create substantial value. We are keen to join ARA and continue our research and development with partners in the United States.”, comments Topias Uotila, CEO of Goodmill Systems.

ARA is a part of the National Science Foundation Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program and includes academic partners such as Iowa State University, Berkeley, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology as well as industrial ones such as Nokia Bell Labs, John Deere, and now Goodmill Systems.