Small Robot Demo

Small Robot

Tom – SRC’s first commercial robot, a monitoring robot for Per Plant Farming. SRC’s first service using Tom will be per plant weeding, a world-first milestone. Tom is now delivered to commercial specification, ready for ramp up of the service to more than 100 farms in 2023. Tom will cover 20 hectares per day autonomously, collecting about 6 terabytes of data in an 8 hour shift, and detecting millions of data points per field. As an example, Tom collected 12.7 million plants in a single 6 hectare field, of which 250,000 were identified as weeds. Manufactured in Northumberland by Tharsus, Tom will also be going into 5G trials in Dorset in the autumn in the £8 million 5G RuralDorset project.