Tillett and Hague Technology was formed in 2005 on the closure of Silsoe Research Institute. Over the past fourteen years our company has focused on innovative research and development for computer vision-based guidance and control. Our business has evolved from one based largely on contract research into a manufacturer of our own vision guidance and control products that we sell to machinery manufacturers.

We have a broad range of expertise in the field of automation covering mechanical design, electronics, real time computing and control. This allows us to develop highly integrated cost-effective in-house engineering solutions.

Sustainable farming goals cannot be achieved by engineering alone and so we collaborate widely with industrial and academic partners in a variety of disciplines in order to ensure our technology fits usefully within wider agricultural systems.



Nick Tillet

BSc, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, MIAgrE

Nick is a mechanical engineer who worked in manufacturing industry followed by a period of agricultural automation research at Silsoe Research Institute. The later ranging from Robot milking to cauliflower harvesting. His most recent work has concentrated on vision guidance for applications such as mechanical weed control and precision chemical application.  Nicks role includes company management, new application development and mechanical design.


Tony Hague

 BSc, DPhil, CEng, MIEE

Tony obtained a degree in computer systems engineering and went on to obtain his PhD in motion planning for autonomous vehicles. He has a long-standing interest in robotics and automation having worked on an autonomous container port vehicle before joining Silsoe Research Institute. His work at Silsoe concentrated on vision guidance and autonomous operation for field crop protection applications. Tony develops, designs and maintains our software and electronic control systems.

Tim Hales

Tim’s competed an apprenticeship in electrical mechanical maintenance engineering.  He joined Garford Farm Machinery in 2009 rising to become technical manager with responsibly for production, support and service of Robocrop products using Tillett and Hague vision guidance.  He therefore has unparalleled practical experience of applying our technology to field machines.Tim is our applications engineer with additional responsibility for production.