EnterpriseWorks startup EarthSense and Vikram Adve, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, were recently featured in a video that addressed scientists using robots to combat the world’s growing food crisis, produced by international media network Al Jazeera.
At the University of Illinois Research Park, EarthSense is creating dramatic new possibilities for crop breeders, plant protection products developers, crop scientists, and field agronomists.
TerraSentia, their first robot, improves the quantity, accuracy, cost, and speed of in-field plant trait data collection, specifically for under canopy plants.
Instead of waiting for the rest of tech world to come up with a solution to the large-scale problem of food scarcity, the team at EarthSense are developing effective technology to improve the future of farming.
Watch the full Al Jezeera feature below.
Learn more about EarthSense and their mission here.