Seed Planting Robot

Project Description

Israeli industrial designer Shlomi Mir has created a tumbleweed-inspired robot that uses wind power to study desertification and help scientists better understand the phenomenon. The Tumbleweed is designed to monitor land conditions and plant annual grasses in certain strategic locations in order to stabilize areas in danger of becoming desert, and to also prevent erosion by wind and rain. Mir explained the rationale behind his design, saying, “There are applications where this system could go where people can’t go or can’t afford to go, or can’t go enough to collect the information that these researchers need.”

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