A team of three fourth-year engineering students from the University of Regina has won top honors in a farm robotic competition in Rockville, Indiana.
10 teams participated in the agbot challenge, including two from Saskatchewan.
The challenge was to build a complete robot seeder for corn.
One of the team members, Joshua Friedrick, says it took several months to plan and build the unmanned seeding device.
He says the machine was required to seed 12 rows, half a mile long, and provide feedback to the user to be able to change the rate of seeding or the distance between seeds, seed types, and other factors.
The winning entry receives $50,000.
A second team entered in the competition included Regina engineer Nathan Muchowski.