World’s first autonomous farm robot fleet ready for 2022
- Farmers Weekly
- The world’s first fleet of autonomous robots set to scan plants, kill weeds and drill crops is set to become commercially available for UK farmers in just two years. The Small Robot Company, based in Salisbury, is developing three autonomous farmbots (named Tom, Dick and Harry), which will map weeds, enabling targeted follow-up treatments in crops. Sam Watson Jones, co-founder of the group, said this is a major technical milestone for British agriculture, offering an end-to-end farm service operation for arable farmers.