Photo of Team Klaatu and their farming robot, Gort.

Team Klaatu, a team comprised of students from UCSB and advised by Professors Chandra Krintz and Rich Wolski, recently designed an automated farming robot named Gort. This robot's functions addresses a lot of the obstacles that agriculture sees in digitizing their processes by providing innovative sensor management. Gort is designed to identify, locate and navigate sensors for data extraction and battery charging using computer vision, sensor communication, and power control. This can help farmers make informed decisions and increase productivity.


Team Klaatu and Gort recently participated in the 2023 Farm Robotics Challenge. Full video below!