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November 6-8, 2019 * Gillette, Wyoming
Friday, November 8 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Orchard Obstacles

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As technology progresses, robotics and automation will become a larger component of the agricultural industry. Agricultural equipment already has sensors monitoring and controlling actions such as speeds and automatic shutdown, but it still requires an operator and that is where you come in! Attendees will work with their partner to brainstorm potential issues and concerns a farmer may have for an automated tractor programmed to work in an orchard. Then, using the engineering design process to develop an automated prototype addressing safety concerns with the help of the high school students on hand. You will use an automated tractor model to navigate through the orchard and will present your final design to the group as you would to a company. Ladies and gentlemen start your engines!

Upon completion of this session attendees will be able to identify the simple behaviors programmed in a machine to complete a task. Then attendees will help students write programming code for a touch sensor and sonar sensor. They will then test the codes using a virtual environment and observe the behaviors.

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Grace Godfrey

Mrs. Grace Godfrey was born and raised in Kaycee, WY. She attended CWC in Riverton on a livestock judging scholarship, and transferred to the University of Wyoming where she earned a BS degree in 1998. She began her teaching career in Hyannis, NE in 1998.She moved to Indiana in 1999... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
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