May 23, 2018
A team of students from IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology earned a second-place finish and $10,000 at agBOT Challenge 2018, which was held May 17-19 at Gerrish Farms in Rockville, IN. With a field of 11 teams, the IUPUI team tied with the team from Purdue University, West Lafayette; Nexus Robotics of Nova Scotia, Canada, won the championship title, along with $30,000.
The agBOT Challenge is a series of competitions designed to encourage innovation in robotics and agriculture. Individuals, teams, universities, entrepreneurs, and farmers from across the globe are challenged to build autonomous vehicles capable of performing agricultural tasks in the fields. IUPUI teams have finished fourth in the Weed & Feed competition in the last two years of the competition.