Agaricus Robotics is proud to announce the launch of an exciting research project that has the potential to revolutionise the agricultural industry by developing the world’s first commercial mushroom harvesting robot.

This innovative project aims to provide game-changing productivity and is expected to increase yield and reduce food waste across mushroom farms. Automated harvesting removes critical labour constraints and reduces the costs of production. It expands the UK’s capacity in advanced robotics, developing innovative digital technologies with global market opportunities.

Agaricus Robotics Ltd is leading the Agaricus Robotic Harvester project in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and Littleport Mushroom Farm, to ensure the successful implementation and impact of this project. Agaricus Robotics is a leading innovator in the field of agriculture technology. We are dedicated to developing solutions that improve the efficiency, sustainability, and profitability of farming, while ensuring that agriculture remains an environmentally responsible and resilient industry.

Dr Bashir Al-Diri – Director & Founder, Agaricus Robotics Ltd

“This opportunity stands as a pivotal catalyst in advancing our mission to develop an innovative robotic harvester and demonstrate its capabilities at the LMF farm. With our state-of-the-art solutions, the mushroom industry calls for a paradigm shift in both profitability and operational efficiency. This transformation will reshape the future of mushroom production, marked by an expansion in yield and productivity, a substantial reduction in food waste, and a notable decrease in reliance on labour-intensive processes.”

Dr Junfeng Gao – Co Investigator and Lecturer of Agri-Robotics, University of Lincoln

“At the University of Lincoln, we are excited to be part of the Agaricus Robotic Harvester project, working alongside Agaricus Robotics and Littleport Mushroom Farm. This collaboration exemplifies our commitment to driving innovation in agriculture and robotics. We believe that this pioneering research project has the potential to redefine the future of mushroom farming, enhancing productivity, reducing waste, and contributing to the development of cutting-edge digital technologies. Together, we are sowing the seeds of progress in the agricultural industry and fostering sustainable solutions for a more efficient and environmentally responsible future.”

Neno Atanasov – Farm Manager, Littleport Mushroom Farm

“Littleport Mushroom Farm is part of the big family of G’s Group Holding. We are a company with over 70 years of experience in fresh produce, with over 8,000 employees around the world. Littleport Mushroom Farm is the biggest single farm in the UK, producing weekly around 170T of white, chestnut, and organic chestnut mushrooms. We are proud to be leaders and drive innovation in our industry.”

The Agaricus Robotic Harvester project is now underway and is funded by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs’ Farming Innovation Programme Automation and Robotics Competition, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Public engagement and regular updates on the project’s progress and findings will be made available through the Agaricus Robotics website and social media channels or you can contact us at