The robotic technology has rightly intervened helping farmers to go weed-free without the use of chemicals, which otherwise impacts the health of the plant , land and lives directly or indirectly.
Small Robot Company (SRC), recognized for its fleet of autonomous discipline robots – Tom, Dick and Harry – introduced the launch of its latest Crowdcube equity crowdfunding marketing campaign recently hitting more than 80 per cent of its goal within minutes.
The latest campaign seeks to bring SRC’s non-chemical weed zapping robot Dick to field trials, and the manufacture of a fleet of Tom monitoring robots for its business weed mapping service.
The corporate stated traders had been usually cut up into three categories – techies, environmentalists, and ‘a number of farmers’.
Sam Watson Jones, SRC co-founder says: “This landslide success demonstrates the massive appetite for agtech – and the demand from farmers. This utterly ignited our fundraising.
It’s inspiring to see lot of support for innovation in agriculture. It feels just like the time is correct for these technologies to begin making a distinction.
“It’s also intently aligned with the new Agricultural Bill: our technology is on the heart of those systemic modifications in farming. Now’s the time for us to work collectively to create a more sustainable farming model: and for farmers – rightly – to be rewarded for his or her efforts.
The latest enormous advances in agtech lastly make this possible: and farmers are integral to the environmental solution.”
Working collectively in partnership with Root Wave, SRC has efficiently accomplished growth of its Dick non-chemical weeding robotic prototype to in-lab proof of idea stage.
An initial prototype will go into field trials in 2020, with the commercial weed zapping service anticipated to be obtainable from autumn 2021.