Matthew Reimer was as surprised as anyone when he was awarded first prize for his driverless tractor system at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon on Jan. 20, but his invention is worthy of the title.
The Inventors’ Showcase winner, and president of Reimer Robotics, has built a system to move tractors – driverless no less, with grain cart in tow – across a field to a harvesting combine on the go. Reimer’s invention can help producers save time during harvest – and since the software and hardware are open-source – other producers can build on his work and adapt it to their needs.
Reimer suggests that if producers want this on their tractor, it’s best to act now instead of waiting until spring. He’s here at Ag Days to help people do just that.