Project

Tree Computer

Zander Auerbach

The OpenAg™ Tree Computer is a Food Computer built to explore plant stress, health, longevity, and productivity across a wide range of crops. This tool can help farmers determine what to plant, where to plant, when to harvest, how to recover from drought, flood, blight, frost, and what product quality and yields to expect. 

Using optics-based machine learning, the Tree Computer modulates photosynthetic intensity, spectral ranges, wind velocity, soil moisture, relative humidity, nutrient levels, soil temperature, and ambient temperature in order to explore plant stress response and the optimal conditions for plant growth. 

The Tree Computer is capable of high fidelity reproductions of sunlight through multi-channeled, dimmed LEDs and UV lighting. The Tree Computer is able to replicate growing conditions around the globe, reproducing actual and predicted weather patterns in real time. 

The OpenAg™ Tree Computer is a Food Computer built to explore plant stress, health, longevity, and productivity across a wide range of crops. This tool can help farmers determine what to plant, where to plant, when to harvest, how to recover from drought, flood, blight, frost, and what product quality and yields to expect. 

Using optics-based machine learning, the Tree Computer modulates photosynthetic intensity, spectral ranges, wind velocity, soil moisture, relative humidity, nutrient levels, soil temperature, and ambient temperature in order to explore plant stress response and the optimal conditions for plant growth. 

The Tree Computer is capable of high fidelity reproductions of sunlight through multi-channeled, dimmed LEDs and UV lighting. The Tree Computer is able to replicate growing conditions around the globe, reproducing actual and predicted weather patterns in real time. 

Research Topics
#agriculture