Autonomous farm produces food with robot workers

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US startup Iron Ox has opened a hydroponic production facility – attached to its San Carlos-based offices – which will grow produce at around 26,000 heads per year, the same amount that a much larger outdoor farm produces. Iron Ox's farm uses 90 percent less water than traditional farming does. It can also can grow 30 times as much crop per acre of land. Iron Ox envisions a future farm that is completely autonomous with no human workers. Their current farm has 15 human workers who seed and process the crops, and robots that tend the rows of produce. The…

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