How horticulture robots could get us to Mars

Robert Downey Jr. is panicking - the earth is falling apart around him, and soon he won't be able to play his video games peacefully anymore. Fortunately, there's another planet we can all go to: Mars. One of the biggest obstacles to going there though, is that it's pretty expensive to shoot food up into space. That's where horticulture comes in.

This episode of The Age of A.I. takes a closer look at how to tackle this issue. At around 11 minutes in, Leo Marcelis of Wageningen University & Research highlights how Dutch horticulture has implemented tech to optimize cultivation. The progress in automated growing on earth might one day be used up in space as well...


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