AI Case Study
Small Robot Company develops robots to monitor crops and soil to maximise yield
Small Robot Company is a vendor aiming at making farms more profitable by maximising their yield and efficiency. The company offers a service which comprises of small robots instead of tractors for rop and soil monitoring, precision spraying and laser weeding, precision drilling and planting as well as an operating system based on AI-driven neural network. The company claims it will reduce chemical usage and cultivation energy in arable farming by up to 95%.
"Tom: Always on crop and soil monitoring for precision agriculture.
The Tom robot lives on your farm and digitises your fields. He monitors them on a plant by plant basis, keeping track of the health and development of each plant.
Tom lives in a ‘Kennel’ on your farm. He returns to it when he is out of charge, and replaces his battery for a fully charged one. There he also downloads the gigabytes of data he has collected for analysis.
Tom is built to work alongside a comprehensive digital crop data model, in combination with WILMA, our AI driven operating system. It takes in the sum of all farming knowledge, and applies it to the information gathered about the crop." (smallrobotcompany)
Tom, the monitoring robot is in trial now, and the company is collecting data to train the neural networks, while the full service which includes 3 more robots will become available within the next three years
Pilot; results not yet available
"Tom is built to work alongside a comprehensive digital crop data model, in combination with WILMA, our AI driven operating system."
"The company will make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors. Its arable farming robots Tom, Dick and Harry will enable farmers to be kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive." (smallrobotcompany - press release)