Project Details

Automated Brassica harvesting in Cornwall

This project will develop robotic systems for automating manual picking operations in the horticultural sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The main crops for the project will be cauliflower, broccoli, kale and cabbage which are extensively grown in Cornwall. We want to demonstrate ‘proof-of-concept’ autonomous harvesting robots for horticultural crops that will help drive up productivity in the sector. The project will develop a two-handed robot test rig that will be built, and tested, under field conditions in Cornwall.