Transcript: This robot plants trees to save the environment. TreeRover is a robotic experiment designed to plant trees in areas that suffer from having none.
Created by two UVic electrical and computer engineering students Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes. TreeRover took 4 months to create. A treehopper on the TreeRover allows the placement of prepared young trees for planting. A spike tube pierces the ground and drops a tree from the treehopper. A foot piston finishes the job by filling the hole.
TreeRover is autonomous and plants trees without the help of human interaction. It's still in its beginning stages with hopes of adding all-terrain tires and improved navigation.
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