Three students of automation and robotics at the Ave María San Cristóbal school of Granada have designed, built and put into practice a complete process of ordering, selecting and distributing cherry tomatoes. This has led them to winning the second prize in the Siemens Prototype Competition.
The tomato sorter designed by students Guillermo Martínez, Manuel González and Manuel Angulo can be put in charge of the whole process, from the moment that a client, using a web page also designed by them, makes a specific order until that order arrives to the delivery trucks. All this without human intervention at any time.
For this competition organized by Siemens, the most significant projects from universities and training cycles are selected, and then the 10 most outstanding projects are picked from a total of 40 initiatives.
In addition to the financial prize, which will allow the school to buy material for later years, the students will also each receive a controller; an industrial programmable computer.