How do robot weed zappers work on farm?

By EatFarmNow
28th April 2020
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How can we transform farming with robots? The weed zapping robot kills weeds with electricity, which is good news for bees, insects, worms, wildlife and fish because it reduces the need for chemicals.

In this video you will learn fun facts about electricity, how the robots zap weeds and some fun experiments to try at home.

More about Small Robot Company

Small Robot Company’s mission is to maximise food production while reducing its cost on the environment. Our farmbots Tom, Dick and Harry will plant, feed and weed arable crops autonomously, with minimal waste. We are currently focused on developing non-chemical weeding, with field trials starting later this year.

Our no-till robotics also prevent soil erosion and run off, reducing cultivation emissions and improving carbon sequestration. Field trials are currently being conducted with 20 farmer customers, including Waitrose and the National Trust.


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