An Edinburgh-based company has received £50,000 in funding to advance their study of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. Crover, a deep-tech robotics and agri-tech organization, has secured Innovate UK funding to continue its research on the remote autonomous operation of a grain-swimming robot. The robot is designed to give farmers and grain storage operators accurate insights into the conditions of their crops.
With the newly acquired funding, Crover aims to improve its system by enhancing its autonomous operating capabilities, using AI solutions, and improving data transmission efficiency, including through 5G protocols. The CROVER robot moves through grain to improve its quality, and to advance the health and safety of grain storage operations. Crover’s solution will assist grain storage operators in reducing losses and maintaining optimum storage conditions.
The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) and CeeD supported Crover with its Innovate UK funding bid, with the next stage of testing being conducted within S5GC’s Forth Valley innovation hub this month. Crover will benefit from the expertise of the S5GC team to enhance the automation capabilities of the system, through data transfers optimization.
Lorenzo Conti, founder and managing director of Crover, expressed excitement about the support, which will enable his company to take its mission of ‘enabling humanity to reach below the surface’ even further. He notes that the testing of the system in an environment like S5GC’s innovation hubs is invaluable and will be of great benefit to his company.
Tom Marchbanks, business engagement manager for Forth Valley, The Scotland 5G Centre, recognizes the value of 5G technologies and aims to support innovative SMEs with forward-thinking technology ideas. Joe Pacitti, managing director, CeeD, is pleased to support Crover in their successful bid for Innovate UK funding.
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