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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

Funding: BBSRC


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

Funding:  TSB

Big Bale South

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

Funding: TSB

Farm and Rural Mixed Energy from Renewable Sources (FARMERS)

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).

Technologies: Sensors

Partners:  Harper Adams University, Telemetry Associates Ltd, Sharenergy Coop

Funding: Innovate UK

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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

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