This indoor vegetable grower uses AI and automation to make your next salad

“Most people don’t have home-grown gardens because it takes time, money, and effort,” Daniel Barkan said at the PLANETech World 2022 climate tech conference earlier this week.

The resources he mentioned seem to be in increasingly short supply. Barkan, however, is convinced that the perfect solution is in his company’s self-named product, Agwa. The home appliance is smaller than a dishwasher and produces rows of freshly grown, professionally maintained vegetables all on its own.

 Barkan explained how the 60 cm. x 60cm. x 120 cm. (24” x 24” x 48”) machine houses a spread of sensors and systems that monitor and control a host of variables like humidity, soil nutrients, and water in order to create ideal conditions for up to 59 vegetables growing inside.

Each of the unit’s three floors has a camera used to monitor the health of the crops growing within. Those camera feeds go to an artificial intelligence system that identifies and flags unhealthy-looking plants, which are then reviewed and fixed up by Agwa’s standing team of professional agronomists.

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