Root AI is a company that develops an AI-powered robotics technology with a focus on indoor farming. The company offers intelligent robots built to support smart farms featuring security and quality of food. With help of artificial intelligence technology featuring vision systems, the robots are able to determine when products are ripe and ready to pick.
Parent CompanyAppHarvest
HQWoburn, MA, US
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Root AI was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Woburn, MA, US

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Key People/Management at Root AI

Josh Lessing

Josh Lessing

Co-Founder and CEO
Ryan Knopf

Ryan Knopf

Co-Founder and CTO
Akash Nandi

Akash Nandi

Michele Pratusevich

Michele Pratusevich

Director of Software Development
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Root AI Office Locations

Root AI has an office in Woburn
Woburn, MA, US (HQ)
78 Olympia Ave Suite F
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Root AI Financials and Metrics

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$9.5 m


In total, Root AI had raised $9.5 m. Root AI is a subsidiary of AppHarvest

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Root AI News and Updates

AppHarvest buys ag-robotics firm, Root AI

Indoor farming company AppHarvest this week announced that it has acquired Root AI. The deal is valued at around $60 million, with $10 million in cash and the reminder coming from AppHarvest stock. Root AI is a Boston-based robotics startup, with a mission fairly in line with that of its future pare…

Root AI raises $7.2M seed round to deploy its harvesting robot amid COVID-19-fueled demand

By all accounts, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of robotics and automation by months, if not years. The reasons are fairly clear — robotics don’t call in sick, nor are they disease vectors in the same manner as their human counterparts. As food production and agriculture are look…

Root AI Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Root AI founded?

    Root AI was founded in 2018.

  • Who are Root AI key executives?

    Root AI's key executives are Josh Lessing, Ryan Knopf and Akash Nandi.

  • How many employees does Root AI have?

    Root AI has 7 employees.

  • Who are Root AI competitors?

    Competitors of Root AI include Pudu Technology, Promobot and Accel Robotics.

  • Where is Root AI headquarters?

    Root AI headquarters is located at 78 Olympia Ave Suite F, Woburn.

  • Where are Root AI offices?

    Root AI has an office in Woburn.

  • How many offices does Root AI have?

    Root AI has 1 office.