Join Premio at Booth #1477C during the 2019 NAMA Show, Apr 24 – 26 in Las Vegas Convention Center where automatic merchandising professionals meet and explore the latest innovations to improve business efficiency for self-service machines and micro markets.
Robotics is moving into the stereotyped labor intensive field … agriculture. Global issues have been increasing every year as resources have been continuously depleting. Issues like global warming, food supply, clean water, deforestation, etc have been and are still in need of a solution to remedy these problems. The new startup, Iron Ox, was founded by one of Google’s ex-engineers Brandon Alexander. It’s aim is to help with the food supply. Iron Ox’s goal is to “Make truly tasty and healthy greens that are good for people and for the planet. We don’t use GMOs or pesticides, and our greens are harvested and delivered daily for unbelievable freshness. All grown with innovative technology that gives plants the individual attention they need to thrive.” They will be able to provide fresh produce that is less costly to produce than greenhouse production, requires less human labor, and will occupy less farming space than traditional agriculture farms. Their greenhouses also don’t require that they be on farm land, making their location optimal and available anywhere they need to be implemented. Alexander says that their “square-acre farms could provide the same yearly yield as 30 acres of traditional farmland.” Produce from Iron Ox will be readily available because of the closeness in proximity to major US cities and their planned initiative of using a “fleet of trucks to ensure same-day delivery.” Consumers can get their leafy produce within the same day, rather than waiting for their produce to travel hundreds of miles from traditional farm locations.