To drive innovation and the development in the area of robotics in agriculture, a hackathon will be held as part of the workshop, with two aspects: a manipulation and vision and learning challenge.  Both are real work problems set by industry.   The rough examples of the range of challenges are given below however will be clarified closer to the event.

Expressions of interest and any queries should be sent to

Participants should bring relevant equipment (e.g. PCs and robot hardward should they have it, however there will be a sub-set of materials provided.) Prizes will be given (to be announced.)


Develop a robot to perform food preparation, in particular the development of sandwiches.

Example Robot Challenge


Use vision and learning to identify produce, classify by visual inspection and estimate weight.

Example Vision Challenge