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The Headstrong Club - Robot Farming

Big tractors are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly. Currently, 95% of energy is used ploughing. Ploughing is only necessary because of heavy machinery crushing soil.

But there is a deceptively simple idea: small robots not big tractors.

Ben from the Small Robot Company will come to talk about how they are building robots that will seed and care for each individual plant in a crop. They will only feed and spray the plants that need it, giving them the perfect levels of nutrients and support, with no waste.

These robots are being designed and built by farmers, for farmers. They can be leased through a Farming as a Service (FaaS) model. So our Farmers can take back control of their cashflow and their time.

The Small Robot Company is an agri-tech startup consisting of farmers, engineers, scientists and service designers with a deep knowledge of farming, robotics, AI and service design. The company is headquartered in Shropshire with the robotics development team based in Portsmouth.

About the speaker: Ben Scott-Robinson – Co-Founder: Small Robot Company

Ben Scott-Robinson is a digital innovator of 20 years.

Currently one of two co-founders of The Small Robot Company, in addition, Ben is also the tutor on mobile and social strategy for Google’s Squared Online Digital Innovator course, running live remote classes for up to 120 people.

As well as this, Ben has founded two agencies, two consultancies, an app start-up and a phone for blind people. He has held the role of Creative Director, Experience Director, Head of Innovation, and Head of Brilliant.

The Elephant and Castle @ 8:00pm
20:00 - 22:00

White Hill
Lewes BN7 2DJ 01273 473797 w: elephantandcastlelewes.co.uk

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