The robot is called Angus and it has a machine learning software that allows it to identify and remove plants exhibiting signs of pests or disease before they can infect the whole patch.
Founder, Brandon Alexander, used to be a Google engineer and believes Iron Ox will disrupt the current industrial agriculture model.
The company hopes to be selling robot-grown produce in grocery stores by 2019.The goal is to farm at a lower price than conventional farms.
Brandon Alexander saad:
“Right now fresh produce really isn’t all that fresh. It’s traveling on average 2,000 miles from farm to grocery store, which means a lot of people are eating week-old lettuce or strawberries.”
- This may become the future of farming.
- This will reduce the price of bioplastics feedstock and thus of bioplastics.
- It will reduce the cost of farming labour, improve cultivation, insecticides may be replaced by drones and robots.
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