And farmers are increasingly concerned about the long-term health impacts of continually spraying chemicals on their fields.
A self-driving farm robot that kills 100,000 weeds an hour ... by laser.
“What we discovered relatively early on is that through the use of high-powered energy systems — so, lasers, which is essentially a way of delivering targeted energy — we can kill these weeds.
Weeds are getting harder to kill as herbicide-resistant varieties survive, forcing herbicide manufacturers to reformulate ever-more-potent chemicals.
“It’s important for us to be able to know weeds and crops because these farmers do rotations.
So in the first scenario, the carrots were the crop and everything that’s not a carrot you want to kill.
And so if you sit down with somebody and talk about, well, what kind of things are giving you a problem? »