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Purdue's 'AgBOT Challenge' is changing the world of agriculture

Autonomous robots are shaping the world of agriculture.

Posted: May 16, 2019 6:21 PM
Updated: May 17, 2019 10:00 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—Purdue's 4th annual 'AgBOT Challenge' kicked off on Thursday.

The challenge is an international competition to create robots capable of performing agricultural tasks.

Today was the NextGen Expo featuring cutting edge robotics from competing teams, industry, and entrepreneurs.

Department Head of Agronomy at Purdue Ron Turco said this robotic challenge brings out really good innovation for the future.

"They have to build the database to make the project work right? So if you're going to kill weeds in a field you have to know what weeds look like versus corn," said Turco. "So you have to build those kinds of databases, those kinds of sensor input capacities those kinds of photometric issues that you need to solve."

15 teams including one from India will be in attendance to compete this weekend.

To learn more about the 'AgBOT Challenge' competition click here. 

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