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ASABE Robotics Competition

 2012 - 1

2012 - 2

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!

1st - Zhejiang University - Team 1: Lirong Xiang, Endai Huang, Luoyi Jin, Xiaoyue Xu, Zhan Lu

nd – Clemson University - Main: Chris Miller, Nicholas Rogers, Cengiz Koparan, Jordan Breland, Arnaldy Medina, Jonathan Rodriguez ,Kevin Gibson

3rd – Clemson University - Edisto: Adam Blocker and Ellie Stuckey

2016 Competition Overview

The ASABE Robotics Competition is a student design event that was conceived in 2006. The aim of the competition is to encourage undergraduate as well as graduate students to develop innovative robotic solutions to real life problems in the agricultural arena.

The competition travels with the Annual International Meeting, and hence, the solutions must allow transportation via airplane. The challenge will be communicated through the website and digital flyers describing the rules, requirements, limitations, deadlines and demonstration procedures.

The competition is open to students in one or more departments from a single University. There is no maximum number of team members per team, so multiple teams from a single University are allowed. Every team should have a faculty advisor who is also the contact person with ASABE. There are no classes or leagues, every team will work on the same Challenge. There are no limits to the budget. Teams are encouraged to obtain funding for their solutions and participation through on-campus resources such as departmental sources and Engineering Councils, as well as from companies. All participating students must be ASABE student members.

The solutions must be developed at the departments, and demonstrated at the ASABE Annual International Meeting. The requirements are that the teams demonstrate their solutions, give a presentation, and write a report. The teams' performances will be judged by three judges from Industry as well as Academia.

Come and join us!

Questions? Please contact Competition Coordinator Joseph Trotochaud.

The 2017 Competition Challenge
Registration Deadline - January 24, 2017
Cash prizes for top three finishers - 1st $1,250; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd $750

This year’s objective will require the construction of a fully automated robotic system designed to simulate the transfer of citrus fruits from the harvester to the processing plant. Two mobile robots will be required for this competition where one will haul the fruits and transfer the fruits to the other robot, which will then move the fruits to its final destination (processing plant). The main emphasis on this year’s competition is on a cooperative, harvesting robot. See Rules & Regulations below for further information.

Frequently Asked Questions
Rules & Regulations
Score Sheet 
Ball Holder 3D STL File 

Competition Historical Information

Past Winners
2007 - 2015: Kansas State University
2016: Zhejiang University - Team 1 

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