“FarmWise Labs Inc., which is building adaptive robots for agriculture, has raised $14.5 million in a Series A round. The company’s stated goal is to provide precise care to each plant for a greater yield, more profits for farmers, and a healthier environment. It has begun with an autonomous weeding robot.
FarmWise was founded in 2016 and is supported by a team of 25 experts in agriculture and artificial intelligence from MIT, Stanford University, and Columbia University. Sebastien Boyer, co-founder and CEO, won the Machine Learning for the Digital Economy competition while obtaining his master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. He also previously worked at IBM Research and Facebook…”