Conventional agricultural methods overcompensate plant and soil needs through wasteful watering practices and excessive application of pesticides and fertilizers, leading to substantial environmental damage. This damage takes on various forms, including pollution via runoff, soil depletion, and the extinction of local pollinators.
This is the problem my five teammates and I chose to tackle for our senior capstone project. After much research, we settled on a backyard scale, cylindrical robotic system that will use a variety of sensor inputs to dynamically react to plant and soil conditions. Through tierless work we were able to sucessfully design, build, and intergrate our prototype system and prove our concept by the end of our capstone in spring 2022.
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