The international agricultural robot event FIRA and Future Farming magazine will award prizes for the Best Field Robot Concept of 2021. This second edition is extended with three categories.
Last year December, Tevel Aerobotics Technologies from Israel was announced winner of the Best Field Robot Concept (BFRC) Award 2020. An international expert jury chose their fruit picking drone as the most promising robot concept. A coincidence or not, in February 2021, the Japanese tractor manufacturer Kubota participated in a venture funding investment round totalling US$ 20 million in Tevel. In any case, the Best Concept Field Robot Award received a lot of attention.
In the meantime, the developments of agricultural robots haven’t come to a standstill. This year, dozens of prototypes of ag robots have been added and existing concepts have been improved. Both can compete for the second edition of the Best Field Robot Concept Award 2021. For this second edition, three prizes will be awarded for the best robot concept in the categories harvesting, multifunctional and specialised robots.
So, we would like to call on all robot developers, suppliers and other people who are enthusiastic about and involved with robotisation in agriculture to register potential candidates for the Best Field Robot Concept Award 2021.
If you think a robot concept is eligible for this prize and is not yet known to the Future Farming editors, please contact us at email@example.com. Last chance! You can register until November 25.
An independent jury with representatives from Wageningen University, the Future Farming editorial team and the Global Organisation for Agricultural Robots (GOFAR) will choose a winner from all known pioneers of field robots for the ‘Best Field Robot Concept 2021’. They will, among other things, assess the candidates on which of the field robots is the most original and has the potential to really contribute to increased and more sustainable food production.
The prizes will be awarded during the annual international FIRA event for agricultural robots that runs from 7 to 9 December, 2021.