To create a working prototype autonomous harvest unit capable of picking strawberries to the same standard or better than human operatives.
Technologies: Sensors, machine vision, image processing, robotics
Partners: Harper Adams University, Telemetry Associates Ltd, Shadow Robot, BerryWorld, National Physics Laboratory
To selectively identify and irradiate weeds within a crop using hyperspectral imaging, destructive tracking lasers and precision spraying.
Technologies: Sensors, Lasers, image processing, optical flow odometry, process control, and multispectral illumination.
Partners: Harper Adams University, Syngenta Limited, G’s Fresh Ltd, University of Manchester
Development of a bale handling and logistical management tool that will work in line with Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) practices.
Technologies: Web application, database, GIS, Android and IOS mobile applications
Partners: Harper Adams University, Big Bale South Company
The Farming and Rural Mixed Energy from Renewable Sources project (FARMERS) explores the feasibility of using integrated energy systems to lessen energy costs of rural communities (relative to urban ones).
Partners: Harper Adams University, Telemetry Associates Ltd, Sharenergy Coop
Funding: Innovate UK
To utilise the latest technology in automation sensing for navigation and technology in the form of battery, bio composite materials, autonomous control and light weighting structures.
Partners: Harper Adams University, Westfield Autonomous Vehicles
Funding: Niche Vehicle Network
To demonstrate the feasibility of a mobile robotic system capable of accurate autonomous navigation and environmental sensing for data collection in commercial poultry sheds.
Technologies: Robot automation, Environment Sensing
Partners: Royal Veterinary College, Applied Poultry Ltd, Ross Robotics Ltd
Funding: Innovate UK, BBSRC