Belinda Clarke of Agri-Tech East and Sam Watson Jones from Small Robot Company reveal Harry at REAP 2018

World’s first robotic drill unveiled at REAP 2018

The prototype of the world’s first digital drilling robot for combinable crops is being officially unveiled by the Small Robot Company at Agri-Tech East’s REAP 2018 Conference in Cambridge today (7 November).

Just one year on since the tech start-up first announced its ‘Farming as a Service’ model at REAP 2017, the Small Robot Company is unveiling Harry, one of three precision engineered, smart robots that could revolutionise food production and the toll big machinery takes on soil and the wider environment.


Agri-tech news update

  • CropTec Agri-Tech East debut

    Published: 12 November, 2018

    Decision support is the theme of Agri-Tech East’s stand at CropTec; it is first time the independent membership organisation has had a formal presence at the show.

  • Agri-Tech Week: Soil health and the circular economy

    Published: 9 November, 2018

    Different methods of assessing, improving and maintaining soil health were discussed at the ‘Soil Health and Circular Economy’ Agri-Tech East event hosted by NIAB on Friday. The function of a…

  • REAP 2018 – latest agri-tech

    Published: 8 November, 2018

    A small taster of the technology exhibition at REAP – featured in the video are: Thorvald robot from University of Lincolnshire; Analytik; Olombria; Drone AG; PlaterBio; Harry from Small Robot…

  • Triple helix approach to agri-tech innovation underpins UK farming future

    Published: 7 November, 2018

    By delivering a ‘triple-helix’ model for innovation – which brings together industry, research and government – Agri-Tech East is helping to facilitate the rapid growth of the agri-tech sector. Priorities…

  • Agri-Tech Week 2018 – Big data and the supply chain

    Published: 7 November, 2018

    Helping producers benefit from objective consumer insights was one of the subjects discussed at ‘Big Data and the Supply Chain’,  the Norfolk-based Agri-Tech Week event hosted by the Royal Norfolk…

  • Agri-Tech Week: Scientific Advances in Agriculture

    Published: 6 November, 2018

    As part of Agri-Tech Week 2018 Earlham Institute presented a three-part workshop featuring Carousel Activities of live demonstrations, laboratory tours and finished with transforming food workshop discussions. The aim of…