Dogtooth develops and sells harvesting robots to meet the needs of growers producing several different crops. We are a fast-growing Cambridge-based scale-up founded in 2016. We have a team of 50 people (and counting!) and have recently secured funding to take us to the next level of development. Our autonomous robots combine world-class computer vision and machine learning with innovative and robust hardware capable of manufacture at scale. Our mission is to solve the chronic labour shortages that are a constant worry for farmers and help them control the quality and repeatability of their produce. We are changing the nature of farm work, empowering people to greatly increase their productivity and skill level. Working with us, you can help to shape the future.
We are now looking for a variety of people to join our team. Dogtooth is building a dream team with expertise in engineering, operational, and administrative roles. On this page you can find a descriptions of several open positions. But we are always interested in talking to talented individuals – if you’re one of them, get in touch and we’ll work out where you can add value.
A few of our robots were lucky enough to co-star in Rick Stein’s Food Stories on BBC Two this evening – alongside Sir James Dyson himself. Rick Stein and Sir James have both thought very deeply on the subject of sustainable food production – and by developing state-of-the-art fruit harvesting robots alongside inspiring and innovative customers such as Dyson Farming and Hugh Lowe Farms, Dogtooth is delighted to be doing its part to improve the sustainability and security of UK food production.
If you have access to BBC iPlayer (UK TV license payers only), you can watch the episode here.
Last week, James Dyson spoke to Sarah Rainey of the Daily Mail ahead of her visit to th Dyson Farming glasshouse in Lincolnshire, where – with the aid of 20 of Dogtooth’s strawberry harvesting robots – the team are working hard to produce British grown strawberries at Christmas.
Dogtooth is making the news! We recently welcomed BBC News to Hugh Lowe Farms to see our strawberry harvesting robots picking fruit in the polytunnels. Their visit was an opportunity to explain how AI and robotic automation are helping to make agriculture become more sustainable.
This clip featured in last week’s episode of “Talking Business” alongside some other remarkable innovations helping to drive sustainability. If you’re in the UK, you can watch the whole episode via BBC iPlayer.
Our strawberry picking robots work with the table-top growing systems widely used around the world. They are capable of autonomous navigation along crop rows, locating and picking ripe fruit, grading picked berries, and placing them directly into punnets.
Dogtooth is working with prospective customers around the world. As well as alleviating the growing difficulty of recruiting enough skilled picking labour, other benefits provided by robotic picking solutions are of even more interest to customers, e.g.:
• consistent picking performance throughout the working day • grading and quality control in-situ without repeated handling • night time picking when temperatures are lower – maximising the shelf life of picked fruit; and • data gathering for precision crop management to optimise yields, quality and marketing.