March 7, 2022

Meet The Latino Founder That Built An Automated And Easy-To-Use System To Grow Cannabis At Home

Carl is a seasoned product executive with 10 years of experience developing products for the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence industries and specializes in making products that solve urgent problems and are easy to use by anyone.

Before founding Boundless Robotics, Carl worked at Rethink Robotics, Neurala, Johnson & Johnson and started another company that manufactured components for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, and Medical Device Industries.

The Boston-based founder started Boundless Robotics with the vision to “create an ecosystem that cultivates health and happiness.”

Boundless is using technologies such as hydroponics, robotics, and artificial intelligence to help anyone, anywhere grow consumable plants any time of the year.

Palme’s Annaboto machine is designed to be a kind of “set it and forget it” home-growing option, with digital sensors that will constantly monitor your cannabis plant, automatically adjust the lighting and distribute nutrients and water, and then alert you when it is ready to harvest.

Each of the planters collects and downloads data on each plant so that, over time, the technology will be increasingly precise in sensing the needs of individual plants in their unique environments.

A high-tech cannabis planter, holding an artificial plant to demonstrate its use, sits on the floor at Boundless Robotics office and production facility in

Palme told WGBH the goal is to normalize home production of cannabis, make it easy for anyone and to provide an attractive in-home unit that is the equivalent of a stylish wine fridge. 

His machine could be used for almost any plant, but part of his mission is to normalize cannabis. “By making it beautiful, by making it something that you can put in your living room, we hope to spark conversation both with your family, with your friends, with your kids,” he said.

He told the outlet that the machines should help parents “have an open conversation with their kids about what it means to consume cannabis responsibly.”

But cannabis is still considered a ‘dirty word’ to many and has created all kinds of hurdles for Boundless Robotics, especially when it comes to funding.

We’ll be keeping an eye out and providing you updated on Carl’s invention

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.