We’ve briefly touched on this in our article on food tech inventions, but the future of home farming is here.

Farmbot has developed a machine that will take care of all of your home gardening needs for you. Not only does the robot plant the seeds for you, but it can also water, monitor for weeds and kill them, and keep track of the soil quality of your home garden.


Farmbot comes equipped with a variety of tools to perform the above functions — including a soil sensor, camera, weed suppressor, seed injector, and watering tool.

The robot works via an open-source platform that anyone can access, meaning that you can download the software for free and use it to construct your own Farmbot (instructions and equipment needed can be found on the website). However, the company does sell…