Scottish engineer’s spot sprayer hits the target


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A discussion with a neighbour, about the high cost and waste involved in spraying dock weeds in grassland, prompted a young engineer to design and build a spot sprayer to identify and treat this pernicious weed.Colin Taylor of Taylor Technologies, based in Lanark, Scotland developed the system in his own time using all his personal savings, without any outside investment. Called the RUMEX system, it employs a combination of computer vision cameras, artificial intelligence software and individu

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Mick Roberts

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