- Manufacturer: FarmBot
- Robot: FarmBot Genesis
- Task(s): Seeding, watering, weeding, photo scanning and weed detection
- Development start: 2014
- Pricing: €4.428/$4.995 USD + Shipping
The FarmBot Genesis is powered by electrical plug-in and currently operates on plots up to 3m x 6m. The robot can be used for outdoor growing or in a greenhouse or controlled environment building. It can plant seeds, perform watering tasks, and do weeding. The FarmBot Genesis v1.6 is tethered by a power cord and watering hose and can run indefinitely producing garden vegetables without any limitation on energy. The FarmBot is 100% open source. All engineering designs, CAD models and software codes are available online for free. Users can design their own tools and custom software.
Drive train type
The FarmBot Genesis can plant seeds, perform watering tasks, take photos and identify weeds and other objects in the garden service area. It can also perform routine weeding and test soil moisture levels. The FarmBot Genesis has 4 motors, two X-Axis motors, one Y-Axis motor and one Z-Axis motor. These motors power the movement of the tool head in the 3D space above the growing area. The FarmBot has a USB camera and it is able to take high definition photos of the growing area. The FarmBot can operate from a wi-fi or ethernet internet connection.
The FarmBot makes a scan of the garden and photographs the entire garden area. It is then able to identify the plants and weeds and work the service area.
Look for all specifications in the table below.
|Name robot||FarmBot Genesis|
|Dimensions||Length : 6m/19.7ft. Width : 3m/9.8ft. Height: 0.5m/1.64ft.|
|Turning radius||Not applicable|
|Energy stock/range||The FarmBot Genesis v1.6 is tethered by a power cord and watering hose. It can run indefinitely producing garden vegetables without any limitation on energy. Some FarmBot systems have been converted to run on 24V solar and can operate by the energy from the sun.|
|Driveline||The FarmBot Genesis v1.6 runs off of 4 NEMA 17 Electric motors|
|Output capacity||Output capacity The Genesis has an output capacity that is dependent on the crop. It is able to optimize plant growth for an area of 18 square metres.|
|Navigation system||The FarmBot makes a scan of the garden and photographs the entire garden area. It is then able to identify the plants and weeds and work the service area.|
|Pricing||€4.428/$4.995 USD + Shipping|
|Availability (countries)||Worldwide (can be ordered online)|
|Units operational (total end 2021)||Not disclosed|