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British Supermarket Chain, Waitrose & Partners, IS Trialing Robot Farmers

A British supermarket chain, Waitrose & Partners’ parent company, John Lewis Partnership has teamed up the Small Robot Company to start a three-year trial to use three small farm robots to grow produce. These farmbots, called Tom, Dick, and Harry (we did not made up those names, btw), are part of the study to see how automation can help to increase agricultural efficiency. With the help of an AI system called Wilma, Tom, Dick, and Harry will work round-the-clock on a one-hectare (2.5 acre) wheat field on Lewis’ Leckford Estate where they do things like plant-by-plant map of the topography, weeding, and sowing of seeds. Continue reading British Supermarket Chain, Waitrose & Partners, IS Trialing Robot Farmers