It’s on again: the global Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. In the third iteration of the Challenge, taking place between 1 February and 1 June 2022, five finalist teams from around the world are competing to grow lettuces entirely without human intervention, using artificial intelligence (AI) to guide all the functions typically performed by skilled greenhouse operators.
Each team gets a plot in the state-of-the-art greenhouse at the Netherlands’ Wageningen University to grow their test lettuces. The aim is to produce a high-quality lettuce crop completely autonomously, via instructions issued from the Cloud by each team’s unique algorithm, across two full growing cycles. Part of the Challenge is to do this using minimal energy and resources, optimising net profit from the resulting crops.
Log in to the AGC’s digital dashboard to track the teams’ progress.
Source: Can artificial intelligence grow a lettuce crop completely autonomously? I Horti Daily