A solution to the feared shortage of labour in UK post-BREXIT.
"With support from ABC, Stoelen hopes to create another array of machines dubbed "little helpers" which could also assist manual laborers. Weeding, pesticide application, and data gathering are all possibilities to reduce the manual workload required to operate a successful farm.
It is hoped that these robotic designs will be ready for commercialization within the next two to three years. With farms already feeling the pressure, however, using these robots will only prove fruitful if their services can be afforded."
Charlie Osborne ZDNET March 6 2018
Robots may one day replace human crop pickers in the UK in light of a decline in the seasonal labor market.