Completely Automated Farm
$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
The world population is growing steadily, and now it has reached 7.7 billion people and keep growing at fast rates with the prospect of reaching nearly 10B by 2050.
One question that comes to mind is, what are all these people going to eat? First and foremost, this question is addressed to the agriculture industry.
Such high number of people will require huge mounts of food. Our society must answer with new strategies , concepts and technologies to meet such challenge since existing ones are not sufficient to meet such challenge.
The growing population is hardly the only challenge facing modern farmers. What about labor shortages and consumers asking for eco-friendly sustenance? The answer to all these questions is smart farming.
The requirement is for automation for the several activities connected to agriculture from planting, to tending, to harvesting, considering that vegetables and fruit are diferente between them and several different solutions must be considered.