Let us introduce you to Virgo. Think of it as a farmer’s assistant—one that can tell when tomatoes are ripe and nimbly pluck them. Created by Somerville-founded start-up Root AI, the robot uses artificial intelligence to navigate the complex tasks of indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor farming. And picking tomatoes is just the beginning, according to […]Read More
When Josh Vekhter bought a loom from a yard sale last year, he had an unusual idea: to build clothing that incorporates technology.
You can summon a car, a pizza or a date with the help of an app—why not people to fill in shifts when you’re short-staffed?
Somerville has always been known as a working class city, one made up of resourceful people who have the ability to make something great with limited resources. Strong and capable, the city gets its industrial vibe from its industrious culture. But as our lives increasingly move online, the way we work is changing—a shift made evident by the recent […]