Sorry, it is never my intention to fool people, only inspire.
You’re right. Which is why we avoid using terms like “completely working”, “fully developed”, “flawlessly”, etc. FarmBot - as with any technology - will never work perfectly for all use-cases, for all people, all of the time. We don’t convey that, and if people think that then they are fooling themselves.
FarmBot can do a lot of things though. And by reading through the docs, trying out the software, asking some questions in the forum, and watching our in-depth videos, one can get a pretty clear idea of how FarmBot might work for them. With some tinkering and sometimes tedious configuration, FarmBot could probably work for most people, environments, and use-cases, but that’s not a guarantee.
Weed detection does work. But will it perfectly detect every weed every time? No. Will it work in an indoor growing environment with those purple lights? Maybe, I haven’t tried. Does FarmBot deal with the weeds once it detects them? Only if you configure it to.
My point is, we’re not pretending that something works when it doesn’t. We’re highlighting the features that do work, sharing a vision, and getting people excited. We’ll always be making systems more robust and reliable, adding more features to make FarmBot more automated and efficient, and working to cover as many use-cases as possible, but FarmBot simply can never be guaranteed to meet everyone’s expectations.
At this time I prefer to not estimate.