Completely Automated Farm


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.

Completely Automated Farm

The solution can include:

This competition calls for strategies, systems, euipment, products to completely automate farm working for food products eliminating the use of human farm laborers while improving the existing productivity rates.

Solutions must also consider alternatives all green with systems taht dont pollute and can be independente for power equirements.

Modular systems can also be considered as well as specific systems for specific plants or fruits as long as They meet the general requirements . While we are considering automation systems the final goal is increasing our food production capability including new plants (gene engineering advances ), strategies (urban vertical farms ) and technologies (hydroponics as an example) as long as all activities can be automated.


Proposals must be in writing, maximum 40 pages including images , charts and diagrams.