The challenge for 2016 was a farming theme. BLT farms is updating its operations to make use of robots to assisting with planting seed, harvesting corn, tomatoes, and lettuce, herding pigs and watering crops.
The season kicked off for MN BEST on September 10th and competition was held October 28th and 29th. Friday was the judging for the marketing aspects where teams promote their robot and their organization in a presentation, interviews, and with a booth. Saturday was the robot competition where the teams finally saw their robots in actions.
The challenges from previous years: