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Small Robot Co delivers Per Plant Farming on robots and AI

Small Robot Co delivers Per Plant Farming, using robots and AI, making farming more financially and environmentally sustainable.
Tom - Bold Award BG-d3a91e48

Feeding 8 billion people sustainably is one of the biggest challenges facing us today. Our mission is to maximise food production while reducing its cost on the environment.

Our team understands that we have a real chance of helping farmers remove chemicals from their system, and give them the confidence to become regenerative farmers.

Farm technology is inherently wasteful. Farmers have had to apply inputs to the whole field where not always required, accumulating chemicals in the soil, running off into waterways and affecting biodiversity. Up to 90% of chemicals are wasted. 

Using robots and AI Small Robot Co is making farming more environmentally and financially sustainable. We help farmers to understand and optimise care for every plant in every field, reducing chemicals and waste. By geolocating every crop plant or weed we can provide field-scale actionable insights at a plant level. 

The fastest entry for farmers is by optimising their existing equipment. Just by using our Per Plant Intelligence with their sprayer, farmers gain real value right now. Data is collected by our Tom robot and insights are generated by our AI. Farmers then access treatment maps that integrate with existing farm machinery for targeted variable rate fertiliser applications and to spot-apply herbicides through nozzle control and sectional control sprays. Our high resolution images and green-on-green detection are not possible for drones or tractor mounted solutions. 

This Per Plant view can stop “just in case” chemical applications. It can give farmers the confidence to apply inputs exactly where they are required, or not to spray at all. We can even inform farmers exactly how much chemical is needed before they set off – a chemical saving not possible with reactive solutions.

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    Projects evaluation criteria

    Level of Impact
    40%
    Scalability
    30%
    Transparency
    20%
    H-Factor
    10%

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    VOTES

    Megan

    9.50

    Caroline

    9.75

    Robert

    10.00

    Paul

    9.00

    Hanna

    10.00

    David

    10.00

    Marlena

    10.00

    Vadim

    9.50

    Isla

    10.00

    James

    10.00

    Helen

    10.00

    Yep

    10.00

    Davide

    7.25

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