Iron Ox

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Employer Summary

Deliciously Essential
We’ve reinvented farming to grow the most delicious, consistent produce - for everyone.
 
Grown By Robots With Love
Our growing process takes a human led, robotics-first approach to ensure every plant is grown at its best from seed to harvest.
 
We Grow More With Less
We’ve designed our growing system around the sun, an approach that uses less energy than other modern forms of farming. Our hydroponic growing system uses 90% less water over traditional farming while growing 30 times the amount of crops per acre of land.
 
Accessibility for Everyone
Our team is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population. Our process eases the growing pressure of food waste and labor scarcity by providing a stable supply of fresh, nutritious food for our communities.
 
Local Consistent Quality
Our farms serve local communities to deliver on the most desired, freshest greens available. We’re able to provide year round, consistent varietals, free of limitations from seasonality and price fluctuations.
 
About Us
Iron Ox is building the world’s first autonomous farm. The company has reinvented farming from the ground up by leveraging advancements in plant science, machine learning, and robotics to grow local, sustainable and affordable produce to feed the world’s growing population.
 
“At Iron Ox, we’ve designed our entire grow process with a robotics-first approach,” said Iron Ox co-founder and CEO Brandon Alexander, who previously worked at robotics lab Willow Garage and later Google X, and who grew up around his family’s ag business. “That means not just adding a robot to an existing process, but engineering everything, including our own hydroponic grow system, around our robots.”
 
For the average indoor farm, tasks like harvesting, seeding, and plant inspection are happening thousands of times per day. These labor-intensive, repetitive tasks are perfect for robotics, and by integrating machine learning and computer vision, Iron Ox is able to have its robots respond to an individual plant’s needs.
 
We’re just getting started….interested in joining us?
We are diverse team of passionate, smart, energetic and collaborative professionals from various disciplines, such as growing, plant pathology, roboticists, programmers, AI engineers, and more. Our mission is clear and is what galvanizes our resolve. Automation, robotics and technology are important parts to Iron Ox’s farming operation, and so are the people driving the progress…….This includes growers of course!
 

Learn more about Iron Ox:
http://ironox.com

The Hydroponic, Robotic Future of Farming in Greenhouses:
https://www.wired.com/story/the-hydroponic-robotic-future-of-farming-in-greenhouses-at-iron-ox/

Your Next Head of Lettuce Grown by a Robot:
https://qz.com/1090021/your-next-head-of-lettuce-grown-by-a-robot/