Small Robot Company in partnership with RootWave has developed ‘Dick’ the world’s first non-chemical weeding robot that uses electricity and AI to zap individual weeds in the field. Early field trials of the prototype will start in 2020.
Swarm robots – small, simple and inexpensive – are poised to reverse the trend in agriculture towards ever bigger machines.
“Robot swarms will enable truly precise agriculture – targeted spraying of individual plants, and selective harvesting of crops that are actually ripe – rather than treating an entire field identically,” comments Alan Millard ahead of the swarm robotics event.
Small Robot Company has announced that it achieved its Crowdcube equity crowdfunding funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch.
By delivering a ‘triple-helix’ model for innovation – which brings together industry, research and government – Agri-Tech East is helping to facilitate the rapid growth
Robots are to be made available in a ‘Farming as a Service’ model, it was announced at REAP 2017 by the Small Robot Company. The