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BHJ Prize for final project

Two mechatronics students win the BHJ Prize for the best final project for developing a machine to detect and hoe weeds.

On the graduation ceremony at campus Sønderborg, two mechatronics students: Thomas Albæk Scheuer Ravn and Simon Rose Smith have received the BHJ Award for the best final project within bachelor studies at SDU Sønderborg 2016. The project concerned development of a weed hoeing machine, including the use of vision technology to detect weed and distinguish it from crops, giving the possibility to use industrial tools for biological farming.

Collaboration with local industry

The project has been initiated by an industrial partner from the region:  Sidis Engineering. The hoeing tool is supposed to be further developed and refined and ultimately being a part of a larger farming tool that can be used for biological farming.


The students, company, and SDU supervisor have been enshrined in the Wall of Fame at the Research Park at Alsion.

Editing was completed: 01.07.2016