Small. Is. Good.
We’re an agri-tech start up commercialising a deceptively simple idea: robots not tractors.
This is kinder to soil, kinder to the environment, more efficient, more precise and more productive.
We offer our robots through a Farming as a Service (FaaS) model, which is both a hardware and a software service for farmers. We combine small robots with Artificial Intelligence to digitise the field so that farming can be done on a per-plant basis. This means permaculture techniques can be applied at scale.
It’s the best of both worlds. An increased yield, as well as minimal chemical usage, through being more precise.
We. Love. Small.
better yields from less
Yield and profit are a huge concern for all the farmers we’ve spoken to.
Small robots are accurate, agile and affordable. Small robots can make your farm more efficient, more productive and more precise.
And so your farm is more profitable. That’s the business case.
With small robots, you need 95% less energy to establish crop.
Gathering constant, robust per-plant data creates a ‘profit map’ that shows which areas of field to use, and which to leave fallow.
Lightness reduces compaction, and increases the working window available to farmers.
And let’s not forget, an autonomous robot can work for 24hrs a day.
SMALL IS GREEN
Small robots are kinder to soil and kinder to the environment.
They use 90% less chemicals, 95% less energy. They protect biodiversity and enable permaculture techniques at scale. That’s what your conscience wants.
Because you don’t want to saturate your land with chemicals, or pump out CO2 and diesel fumes. You don’t like crushing worms or cutting hedgerows.
As a farmer, you are the custodian of the land. In your hands is the future of the soil, and the future of food. For you, for us, and all our children.
Small Robots. Friends to worms.
And hedgerows. And bees.
MAKE MORE OF THE FARM
Robots won't steal your jobs, but they will change them.
We are committed to helping solve the challenges that increased use of robotics brings to the rural economy.
Farmers spend 20% of the time on the things that generate 80% of revenue. With more free time, you can focus on making more money.
Agri-tourism is worth more than food production in the UK. And there’s a strong desire for crafted food products. So farmers can get better value from their crops, by turning them into products. It’s about bread, not wheat.
Farms tend not to provide a broad range of job types for rural economy. We are actively supporting the diversification of rural jobs in a programme we call Project Gingham.