Events

agBOT Challenge 2017

September 14th - 15th

Workshop I: Building a Team, Sponsorship ans Supplies

During this virtual workshop, those interested in creating a team can network with other individuals, teams, universities, entrepreneurs, sponsors and suppliers. Attendees to the workshop will learn more about agtech, the Challenges, proposal writing, etc.

January 18th - 19th

Workshop II: Software Solutions

During this virtual workshop teams will have the opportunity to learn more about software that is on the market. Teams will have an opportunity ask questions and network with developers, suppliers, etc. This will also include presentations on software in the market as it pertains to the Challenges and agtech field. Teams will also be offered an opportunity to compete in a Hackathon. 

March 8th - 9th

Workshop III: Hardware and Mechanics

During this virtual workshop teams will have the opportunity to learn more about hardware on the market. Teams will have an opportunity to ask questions and network with developers, suppliers, etc. This will also include presentations on hardware in the market as it pertains to the Challenges and agtech field.

June 7th - 9th

Workshop IV: Field Trials and Presentation Support

During this virtual workshop, teams will be offered counseling on preparing their agBOT and team for competition. A review of software, hardware, field practice and travel preparation needs will be reviewed. This workshop will also include presentation expectation overview and individualized presentation counseling as needed.

June 23rd

NextGen Expo

This event is open and free to the public. Individuals, groups and youth are given the opportunity to engage with team tours, interactive sites, demonstrations and exhibits from sponsors, suppliers, and supporters of the event.

June 24th

Seeding Competition

Teams accepted into the Seeding Competition will be challenged to produce an unmanned, robotic device (aka “agBOT”) that will autonomously plant two or four rows of corn at a time, changing seed variety and population per prescription, while streaming real time video front/rear, and have the ability to dock and load two varieties of seed and starter fertilizer. Teams will be present for the NextGen Expo and the Final Event in June to present their work to judges at the competition. 

June 25th

Weed & Feed Competition

Teams accepted into the Weed & Feed Competition will be challenged to produce an unmanned, robotic device (aka “agBOT”) that will: autonomously maneuver two or four rows at a time, observe crop plants and fertilize as needed, identify three common weeds and arrange for weed to die either chemically or mechanically, while providing real time observation methods of fertilizing and/or treating the plants back to the base station. Teams will be present for the NextGen Expo and the Final Event in June to present their work to judges at the competition. 

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