AeroFarms and Nokia Bell Labs have partnered to expand their joint capabilities in cutting-edge networking, autonomous systems and integrated machine vision and machine learning technologies to identify and track plant interactions at the most advanced levels.
As part of the partnership, AeroFarms will contribute its commercial growing expertise, comprehensive environmental controls and machine vision core foundation. Meanwhile, Nokia Bell Labs will contribute its groundbreaking autonomous drone control and orchestration systems, private wireless networks, robust image and sensor data pipelines. The combination of these technologies allow for AeroFarms to reach the next level of imaging insights.
“With Nokia Bell Labs, we have developed the next-generation system that can image every plant every day in a cost-effective way at scale. This level of detailed imaging and insights helps us be better farmers by monitoring our plant biology dynamically and allowing us to course correct as needed to ensure the highest level of quality all year round. When I watch the drones autonomously imaging our plants, I am blown away by how this truly represents the power of harnessing leading-edge technologies and bringing brilliant problem solvers together from diverse groups to grow the best plants possible,” says David Rosenberg, CEO at AeroFarms.
- AeroFarms and Nokia Bell Labs have been working together since 2020 and have reached an important milestone of achieving a proof of concept for this state-of-the-art integrated system and testing the technologies with AeroFarms’ current commercial crop varieties.
- The integration of Nokia Bell Labs’ AI-enabled drone-based sensors and advanced machine learning, computer vision and data analytics technologies with AeroFarms’ existing machine vision tools enhances and elevates AeroFarms’ position as an agriculture platform and capabilities organization dedicated to solving food and agriculture supply chain challenges.