Rembrandt Perneel wins Agoria public award


Small organic farmers do not support the use of heavy and expensive agricultural machinery. Hence to them, growing crops is still often equivalent to manual labour. That is why Rembrandt Perneel developed a lightweight and affordable robotic vehicle that helps the organic farming businesses with weed control. With this master's dissertation he won the 2020 Agoria public award with almost half of the votes.

This year, for the second time, Agoria has awarded the public prize to the finalists of the Agoria Award 2020, worth 250 euros. The finalist who managed to convince the public the most was Rembrandt Perneel. He graduated with a master's degree in industrial sciences: Industrial Design from Ghent University.

For the public award, the three finalists made a short video about their own research.

Watch Rembrandt's video here (in Dutch):

Read more on Rembrandt’s research here (in Dutch)

Read the complete Master’s dissertation here (in English)