SAIL High School InvenTeam

Tallahassee, FL
Autonomous Weeding Robot for Small Farms

The SAIL InvenTeam invented an autonomous weeding robot for an organic farm in Florida. This device improves the economic competitiveness of organic farms by reducing the labor cost to cultivate
crops. The robotic device can travel through multiple rows of crops, while removing weeds using a modular attachment determined by soil and weed type. The farmer can select an appropriate track device to minimize soil compaction. The robotic device weighs only 42 pounds, and targets common weeds such as nut grass by
identifying specific clumps of green. The robot uses an RTK GPS along with the OpenCV library to navigate the rows and target the weeds.

Watch their 2015 EurekaFest Video


February 7, 2015