Students design robots to aid agriculture in India

With the aim to bring awareness to problems in the agricultural domain, the e-Yantra Robotics Competition was held at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The theme of the competition was ‘Urban Agriculture’

Some of the finalist entries at the competition were robots that can sow seeds in farms, robots that can remove weeds, robots used for fertilizing crops and robots than can pluck fruits from trees and accumulate at one place.

More than 6,000 students had registered for the e-YRC 2013 from across the country with several of them from institutions in smaller towns and remote corners of the country.