Greek students design autonomous aquaponics system

Two Greek teams that participated in the Robotics Olympiad 2018, held in Thailand, have taken home a fourth place in the world, as they competed against 63 countries, including robotics’ giants’ Russia, China and Japan.

The Greek junior high school team was from Panorama, Galatsi while the senior students came from Pierce School in Agia Paraskevi.

“We didn’t expect to place so highly,” said Giorgos Markopoulos, in charge of the team ‘Autonomus (AARSA)’ from Galatsi. His team, which competed in the Junior Open Category had to come up with a way to fight world hunger and decided to focus on aquaponics, developing a system for a remote-access, fully automated and autonomous aquaponics system using robot cranes, robot forklift trucks and sensors.

The Autonomus team succeeded in both cultivating plants and farming fish using the same system, with just 2 percent of the water used by conventional agriculture and 30 percent of the energy.

The Pierce team ‘Rest in PCs’ competed in the Senior Open Category with a second aquaponics proposal.

Read more at the Greek City Times

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