Almost £60m worth of UK crops were left to rot this summer because of seasonal worker shortages. Farms and growers need new technology to become resilient to these setbacks and ensure that the countries where they operate have a secure domestic food supply, allowing them to reduce dependence on foreign imports.
Muddy Machines is building field robots that do this in a sustainable way, driving agriculture towards Net Zero. Their battery-powered robots enable growers to grow local, fresh produce more efficiently and sustainably.
Muddy Machine’s newest prototype, Sprout, uses cutting-edge AI and advanced sensor technologies to autonomously drive through fields and accurately harvest crops for up to 16 hours per day. Sprout can operate individually, or part of a larger herd, helping growers manage labour-intensive crops whilst also enabling a green, resilient future for UK horticulture.