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NC State – USDA Hackathon

October 10 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for a joint NCSU and USDA ARS Ag tech Hackathon to accelerate agricultural sustainability using computer vision, machine learning and robotics.

The event will center around the uses of the new BenchBot, a low-cost robot intended as a generalizable platform for sensing growing plants on greenhouse benches. The robot also serves as a testbed for new sensors intended for field applications. Three of these robots will be housed in the new Plant Sciences Building, a new $160 million project at NCSU that will foster interdisciplinary research on agriculture’s largest challenges. Teams may build off of the innovative solutions developed for the recent OpenCV competition.

Cash prizes will be available for teams in multiple categories. You must be a student enrolled at the undergraduate or graduate level to participate. For those participating in person, refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.

NCSU-USDA Hackathon

October 9-10, 2021, 9am-5pm EST both days

Competition will be held at two locations:

  1. NC State University
    Mary Anne Fox Laboratory-
    2791 Pillsbury Cir North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607

  2. Virtual/online – an invitation to our Discord server will be sent to you after signing up

Sign up here: Email Emma Hirschy with questions. Good luck!