Technology is transforming almost everything vigorously but now through robots we see how tech is revolutionizing agriculture. A startup Iron Ox opened its first farm, where robots tackle many of the tasks traditionally undertaken by humans.
A futuristic farm robot named Angus cultivated a leafy greens that are available for purchase, meaning the next salad you eat could contain lettuce cultivated by a robot.
Iron Ox is now selling three types of greens Genovese basil, red-veined sorrel, and baby head lettuce at Bianchini’s Market in San Carlos, Calif.
The company supplies the family-owned grocery store with five to 10 cases from its robot farm each week, and the produce consistently sells out.
Iron Ox CEO Brandon Alexander said that “At the end of the day, we have technology, robotics and (artificial intelligence) helping grow the produce, “but what’s really resonating is the product itself. It’s the fragrance of the basil, the color profile, the freshness.”