Excitement, pride, trepidation – just some of the feelings buzzing around a perfectly square hectare field in Shropshire as a driverless combine took its first bite of a crop that has made history. In a world first, the team behind the ambitious Hands Free Hectare project has broken new ground by growing and harvesting a spring barley crop solely using automated machines. No humans entered the field and all work was carried out by a small team of robot-operated machines […]