This vision guided spot sprayer was developed as part of a collaborative project and is shown here in its commercial form controlling volunteer potatoes in carrots. parsnips, peas and onions.
Our within-row weeding technology was developed as part of a collaborative project. This video taken in 2008 shows two early hydraulically powered machines operating in salad and brassica crops.
As part of a programme of continuous improvement we have developed an In-row weed with electrically powered rotors. This enables us to achieve even higher speeds (5 plants/s) at higher accuracy with a very low power input.
This precision drenching application is based on a combination of our in-row and spot spraying technologies. A relatively large volume of water is placed close to roots for maximum efficiency. Applications of this technology include fertilizer or biological crop protection product placement.
Automatic thinning of drilled crops could dramatically reduce labour requirements. This mechanical thinner works well under suitable soil conditions, but we have also got good results using the same algorithms to control a thinner based on selective herbicide application.
In 2005 we pioneered vision guidance of multiple independently steered sections. This 12m span inter-row hoe comprises three 4m cultivator sections each with its own camera and side shifting frame. It is operating in organic cereals.
In 2005 we pioneered vision guidance of multiple independently steered sections. This 20m span high work rate vision guided band sprayer uses four cameras and four side shift sections. Precision placement provides opportunities for more effective treatment using less material.
This autonomous vehicle represented the start of our vision guided work and was publicly demonstrated in 1996. Guidance down rows was relative to crop rows and individual crop plants were squirted as an array of nozzles passed over them.
We have started to create a series of tutorial videos explaining how to set up our vision guidance systems. This is the introductory tutorial links to the others can be found on the products page.