AI Case Study

Small Robot Company is a vendor which hopes to deploy robots to reduce chemicals and emissions while increasing farm profitability

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 top 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%.

Industry

Basic Materials

Agriculture

Project Overview

"Wilma: The brains behind the robots.
Back at the farm, running the show, is Wilma. Wilma is the beating heart of the FaaS operating system. She extracts the information from our crop data model, and in combination with our AI software, helps you make decisions. Wilma uses precise, up to date data from Tom and converts it into crop care instructions that can be verified by you and implemented by Dick and Harry.
Wilma takes in the sum of all farming knowledge, and applies it to the information gathered about the crop. She gives you peace of mind that they are being given the best advice and making the best decisions.
You can look at the data as it comes in from the field to make decisions, decisions which will take into account agronomy, soil science and market conditions." (smallrobotcompany)

The monitoring robot is in trial now, and the company is collecting data to train the neural networks. The planting robot will be ready for commercial trials in October 2018, while the full service will come on line over the next three years.

Reported Results

Pilot; results not yet available

Technology

Wilma extracts the information from our crop data model, and in combination with our AI software, helps you make decisions.

Function

Strategy

Strategic Planning

Background

"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)

Benefits

Data

crop data gathered by the Tom robot