Carbon Robotics, the company behind the innovative weed-zapping machine driven by artificial intelligence and computer vision, has secured an additional $8 million in funding. The fresh capital comes as an extension to the ongoing Series C round, bringing the total raised in this round to $43 million and the overall funding to $80 million.
Carbon Robotics intends to utilize the funds to expedite the development of a new product line in agricultural technology.
While the company has not revealed specific details about the upcoming product, it has clarified that it won’t be related to its flagship LaserWeeder machine. The LaserWeeder employs thermal energy, guided by AI and computer vision, to eliminate weeds without causing harm to crops or disturbing the soil.
The demand for LaserWeeder has seen substantial growth, with the number of units shipped tripling in 2023 compared to the previous year. The successful performance of the flagship product has provided Carbon Robotics with the opportunity to accelerate the development of another promising ag-tech solution.
Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing at Carbon Robotics, highlighted the company’s commitment to leveraging the synergy of software and hardware in creating value. Founded in 2018 by Paul Mikesell, co-founder of Isilon Systems, Carbon Robotics has been making strides in the application of AI and robotics to address challenges in agriculture, particularly in the realm of sustainable and efficient weed management.
Carbon Robotics is a Seattle-based agricultural robotics startup founded in 2018, builds innovative agricultural tools that empower farmers to operate more efficiently. Carbon Robotics’ revolutionary, high-precision laserweeding leverages sophisticated AI technology to improve crop quality, provide safer working conditions for farmers, reduce overall costs associated with modern farming, and create sustainable paths to regenerative and organic farming.