About the Autonomous
Greenhouse Challenge

What is the goal?

The goal of the challenge is to produce a cherry tomato crop within 6 months at a high level of production and a high resource use efficiency. For that, selected teams will get the possibility to operate a greenhouse compartment at the greenhouse facilities of WUR in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. Teams need to achieve the goal by growing the crop remotely controlled, supported by measured values of greenhouse climate and crop development and also webcam footage.
The teams will have to make choices with respect to the control settings in order to control the crop production and quality growth remotely. They can also add their own sensors/camera’s to generate additional information. Each team will be able to extract necessary data from the greenhouse compartment and couple it to their own ICT/models/machine learning algorithms in order to decide on the control settings for the next day/period. They will send the control settings back to the system (the greenhouse climate computer) in order to steer the actuators automatically or send instructions for crop handling in order to reach the goal. WUR will continuously measure performance criteria per compartment and share them with each team and the public.
The final jury will consist of horticulture experts from WUR, leading AI experts from Tencent, and other notable industry experts in these fields.
Show your skills, enjoy a multi-disciplinary collaboration and have fun in an international setting of experts!

Download the resources:

Invitation to participate in the international challenge.pdf
Criteria rules and regulations.pdf