An all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan who was briefly denied entry to the US over the summer, have won a major European competition. Three of the 12 members of the team from Herat, Afghanistan’s third-largest city, won with a robot prototype that used used solar energy to support small-scale farmers manage their land.

They were participating in thee Entrepreneurial Challenge at the Robotex festival in Estonia that challenged entrants to solve a real-world problem that would also appeal to potential customers.