Join us for the agBOT Challenge 2018 taking place at Gerrish Farms in Rockville, Indiana May 17th – 19th, 2018. Explore the many ways to get involved and exciting events!
May 17th, 2018 – NextGen Expo
May 18th, 2018 – Weed & Feed Competition 2018
May 19th, 2018 – Harvest Competition 2018
Ready to take on the agBOT Challenge?? We challenge anyone: individuals, students, researchers, teams, universities, entrepreneurs, farmers etc. to submit a proposal for agBOT Challenge 2018! In an effort to drive innovation in the agtech field, we are hosting a third year to include a repeat of the Weed & Feed Competition and a new Harvest Competition. Through the agBOT Challenge program we will be advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in the agtech market via competitions, workshops and sprints.
WEED & FEED COMPETITION: The Weed and Feed Competition challenges teams to create an autonomous machine capable of navigating a corn field to identify the corn crop and weeds. Upon identification of the corn plant, the machine should determine if the plant is healthy or in distress, requiring fertilizer to be applied by the machine. Upon identification of a weed, the machine should eradicate the weed chemically and/or mechanically. Teams may use a variety of solutions, combining elements of solutions in different markets and/or creating innovative solutions designed for their machine.
HARVEST COMPETITION: The Harvest Competition challenges teams to create an autonomous machine capable of navigating a field and identifying watermelons ready for harvest. Upon identifying the watermelon, the machine will perform a series of measurements to determine the ripeness of the melon such as color, size, and weight of the melon. Teams may use a variety of solutions, combining elements of solutions in different markets and/or creating innovative solutions designed for their machine.
To learn more about the competition objectives and how to get started, visit the Weed & Feed 2018 or Harvest 2018 pages and contact Rachel Gerrish email@example.com for more information!
Volunteering is a great way to engage with the crowd, get to know the teams, universities and event producers. Help build your resume, get a letter of recommendation and network closely with producers, sponsors and teams!
Join the list of amazing sponsors and event supporters! By sponsoring, organizations are promoting their support of innovation in agriculture. There are various levels of sponsorship available. Sponsors gain access to promote their current products and services to fellow organizations, innovators, teams and investors while showing support of technology in agriculture. For more information, please contact Rachel Gerrish, Senior Executive Producer and Co-Founder of the agBOT Challenge.
At the events, large organizations and small groups are encouraged to exhibit their new products, services and projects. Teams, universities, individuals, large industry sponsors and innovative companies attend to exhibit their current projects, products and services. To learn more about exhibitor opportunities, please contact Rachel Gerrish, Senior Executive Producer and Co-Founder of the agBOT Challenge.