Agriculture

Robot solution for automating the lettuce harvest

Robot solution for automating the lettuce harvest

Lettuce is a valuable crop but labour shortages make it difficult to harvest this field vegetable, as sourcing sufficient seasonal labour to meet harvesting commitments is one of the sector’s biggest challenges. Moreover, with wage inflation rising faster than producer prices, margins are very tight. In England, agricultural technology and machinery experts are working with […]

By January 20, 2022 Read More →
Igus delta robot provides chemical-free weed killing

Igus delta robot provides chemical-free weed killing

With herbicide-based blanket weed-killing regimes becoming increasingly expensive and increasingly ineffective, Farming-as-a-Service start-up the Small Robot Company is offering a robotic alternative that uses artificial intelligence to identify and kill weeds on an individual plant basis. Central to the operation of the system in these most challenging of outdoor conditions are delta robots from Igus. […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →