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Want your own, tiny grow? Meet Seedo, the weed-growing robot Back to video
Meet Seedo, the mini-fridge-sized robot that can produce between 100 and 120 grams of dried cannabis in 90 days, sans pesticide.
Having recently completed its first trial run, Seedo uses its own algorithm to detect the plant’s ideal water, fertilizer, and temperature levels in order to maximize its yield. The robot takes images of the plant throughout its growth, allowing it to alter the conditions within to optimize the growing process.
The robot takes images of the plant throughout its growth, allowing it to alter the conditions within to optimize the growing process. Photo: Facebook
Plants in Seedo are grown from their own containers with a nutrient-dense growing medium that must be replaced every cycle. Seedo also gathers info and data about the plants it grows, which it then uploads to a cloud to continually improve results (the owner and unit’s information are not included in the data).
Seedo’s creators hope it will be used in the future on a much larger scale to grow food in geographical areas with poor soil or a difficult growing climate – or even, ambitiously, to eventually colonize other planets.
Want to grow your own – at home or on Mars? Seedo is available for purchase in select U.S. states and in Canada. Although it’s not cheap. The unit retails for about US$2,200.
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Seedo Offers First Automated Cannabis Grow System
There are plenty of perks to growing your own marijuana and while it sounds great in theory, you may not have been gifted with a green thumb. That’s where Seedo comes in.
Seedo’s self-contained grow box lets you grow your own plants with the help of an app — no prior plant or experience needed. The technology was originally created to grow vegetables and herbs without pesticides or climate effects. They soon realized there was a market for the product in the cannabis industry.
CEO, Zohar Levy, told Cheddar that Seedo “does everything for you.”
“There is an AI algorithm which analyzes photo and learning machines. There is a camera inside the machine, there is an app, you choose what kind of strain you want to grow, put the seed in the machine and close the door. The algorithm knows to manage all the processes automatically.”
Levy told Cheddar it took more than five years to generate the machine learning technology used in Seedo.
“It’s improving itself all the time to make it more and more accurate. Inside the machine there is a camera that scans the plants every few hours. The algorithm knows to recognize what is the condition of the plant and give the right perimeters every four hours. There is no fault, no human intervention. It does everything for you.”