A meeting at the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-Epi Centre) saw a number
of representatives from technology and equipment manufacturers, the Health and Safety Executive, the AEA, Institute of Agricultural Engineers, funding body Innovate UK plus the Hands Free Hectare (HFHa) team that’ll take the project through to farmscale later this year discuss the indicators of a successful introduction of driverless machinery on-farm. The Agri-Epi Centre is part of the Harper Adams University campus in Shropshire where the Hands Free Hectare autonomous project was born.

As autonomous tractor developments move towards farm-scale trials, industry stakeholders have joined forces to initiate a code of practice for the agrobotics industry, farmer customers and the public … to ensure their safe and sustainable future