America's first autonomous robot farm replaces humans with 'incredibly intelligent' machines

Iron Ox, based in California, aims to improve labor shortages and pressure to produce crops by using AI and heavy machinery

‘Each robot knows how to do a job, but they don’t know when they should do a task,’ said Iron Ox cofounder Brandon Alexander.

America’s first autonomous robot farm launched last week, in the hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) can remake an industry facing a serious labor shortage and pressure to produce more crops.

Claiming an ability to “grow 30 times more produce than traditional farms” on the strength of AI software, year-round, soilless hydroponic processes, and moving plants as they grow to efficiently use space, the San Carlos, California-based company Iron Ox aims to address some of the agricultural industry’s biggest challenges.

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