Scientists at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) designed and built two SMART tables in 2014. SMART tables use precision robotics and technology to record and analyze plant growth in a variety of conditions.
IALR’s research department focuses on applied research projects that have the potential to solve problems currently experienced by regional growers, entrepreneurs, and existing industry. In addition to designing solutions, IALR scientists are also working on a variety of projects that could have a beneficial impact on the region through new produce to grow.
Anyone interested in touring IALR’s research labs or learning more about how we are using SMART tables should call 434-766-6700.
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