EarthSense receives NSF SBIR Phase I Award

EarthSense has received a Small Business Innovation Research (Phase I) Award from the National Science Foundation. This funding will enable us to demonstrate the feasibility of using ultracompact autonomous robots for field data collection.

We will be working with the Distributed Autonomous Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to improve the field autonomy and data collection of EarthSense’s revolutionary ultracompact agricultural robots.

EarthSense Recieves 2018 Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize


EarthSense has received the 2018 Edwin Moore Family Agriculture Innovation Prize. Moore family members Penny DeYoung and Ed Moore presented the award to EarthSense during the Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit on Feb. 28 in Champaign.

The award honors the legacy of Edwin E. Moore (1924), who graduated from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture and began farming in Will County. Throughout his agricultural career, he and wife, Iva, used innovative farming practices for both crop production and livestock management. Two of their four children became farmers, Edwin and Thomas (1953, College of Agriculture), and continued use of innovative farm practices. Subsequent generations of Edwin Moore's family have continued to pursue farming and agriculture related careers capturing the same innovative spirit.