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Innovate UK backs ‘Robot Highways’ farming project led by Berry Gardens

The high-tech farming initiative dubbed Robot Highways, thought to be the world’s first robotic farm, recently received a big boost from Innovate UK which says it will fund £2.5m of the project.

The goal of the trial is to ensure industry sustainability by addressing labour shortages, the need for global food production and reduce the environmental impact of the farming sector.

Soft Fruit and stone fruit co-operative Berry Gardens has helped forge the consortium delivering ‘Robot Highways’, along with its member Clock House Farm Ltd., Saga Robotics, the University of Lincoln, the University of Reading, the Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited and BT.

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