Anyone looking in adding some robotics?


#1

Hello, (I speak Spanish). For some time I was thinking that adding some robotics can save space in a PFC, and maybe grow tomatoes or courgettes. I am thinking in make a scissor lift robot for vertical farming, that has tools to prune or rearrange the plant. I saw farmbot but it seems very expensive. I show you some links that can give you a graphic idea. Do you think that at some point, this setup may have a chance of work?

Scissor lift robot

Robotic Garden


#2

It is likely to work, and even be necessary for the technology to get more affordable. There is at least Iron Ox working on robotics for indoor farms, and Spread.

An article about Iron Ox: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612230/new-autonomous-farm-wants-to-produce-food-without-human-workers/