FarmBots seeks to improve the quality of farming through autonomous robots, capable of completing various farming tasks from seeding to harvesting. Our goal is to not only make farming easier, but also improve the quality of products while reducing the overall carbon footprint from farming. These robots should be able to withstand any environmental obstacles and will be targeted initially for small South American farms. Our vision is to have a standardized robot that is able to attach different tools to complete various farming tasks. Our Community Partners are Theo Boomsma and Julie Sundar working with GreenTubes, offering a low-cost/DIY platform for Agriculture automation and control.
Our goal this semester is to have a prototype of the base rover. This rover will work as a foundation that will be modifiable to suit the needs of different farming tasks. These future tools should be easily interchangeable.