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Previous Competitions

 2018 Weed & Feed Competition

The Weed and Feed Competition challenges teams to produce an unmanned, robotic device (aka “agBOT”) that will:

I. Autonomously maneuver two or four 1000-ft rows at a time and autonomously turn at each end. The agBOT shall make four 1000-ft passes at a speed between three and a half to ten miles per hour

II. Autonomously observe crop plants and fertilize plants as needed

III. Identify three common weeds: giant ragweed, cocklebur and a third to be announced, within the row and between the rows

IV. Arrange for weed to die either chemically or mechanically as the agBOT moves through
the field

V. Provide real time observation methods of fertilizing and/or treating the plants back to the base station

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Place

 

2nd Place

 

2nd Place

Competitors

   Prairie Edge

 

 

2018 Watermelon Harvest Competition

The Harvest Competition challenged teams to create an autonomous machine capable of navigating a field and identifying watermelons ready for harvest.  Upon identifying the watermelon, the machine performed a series of measurements to determine the ripeness of the melon such as color, size, and weight of the melon. Teams used a variety of solutions, combining elements of solutions in different markets and/or creating innovative solutions designed for their machine. 

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

3rd Place

Competitors

   
 

2017 Weed & Feed Competition

The Weed and Feed Competition challenges teams to produce an unmanned, robotic device (aka “agBOT”) that will:

I. Autonomously maneuver two or four 1000-ft rows at a time and autonomously turn at each end. The agBOT shall make four 1000-ft passes at a speed between three and a half to ten miles per hour

II. Autonomously observe crop plants and fertilize plants as needed

III. Identify three common weeds: giant ragweed, cocklebur and a third to be announced, within the row and between the rows

IV. Arrange for weed to die either chemically or mechanically as the agBOT moves through
the field

V. Provide real time observation methods of fertilizing and/or treating the plants back to the base station

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Place Champions

2nd Place

3rd Place

Competitors for 2017

 


 

 

 


 

 

2017 Seeding Competition

I. Autonomously plant two or four 1000-ft rows of corn at a time and autonomously turn at each end. The planter shall make four 1000-ft passes.

II. Change seed variety per prescription

III. Change seed population per prescription

IV. Stream real time video from both the front and rear of agBOT

V. Have the ability to autonomously dock and load two varieties of seed and starter fertilizer, while weighing the seed and fertilizer and communicating in stream

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Place Champion

2nd Place

 

3rd Place

 Competitors




 

 

 

 

2016 Seeding Competition

I. Autonomously plant two or four 1000-ft rows of corn at a time and autonomously turn at each end. The planter shall make four 1000-ft passes.

II. Change seed variety per prescription

III. Change seed population per prescription

IV. Stream real time video from both the front and rear of agBOT

V. Have the ability to autonomously dock and load two varieties of seed and starter fertilizer, while weighing the seed and fertilizer and communicating in stream

CONGRATULATIONS

1st Place Champions

 

2nd Place

Tied for 3rd Place

Tied for 3rd Place

 

Competitors