Lettuce-Farming Robots Might Grow Your Next Salad


California’s grow houses are making use of applied intelligence and robotics to cultivate the time- and labor-intensive greens.

  • Dimitra Kessenides
  • Bloomberg

Your next salad might include leafy greens grown by robots in California greenhouses.

About 75 percent of the lettuce farmed in the U.S. comes from that state’s Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley.

Cultivating it requires warm temperatures, not too much rain, and lots of time and labor.

Startups such as Iron Ox, a maker of agricultural robots, and…

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