Photo credit: Mazyar Etehadi
Let’s face it, deserts are typically hot, dry and hard to cultivate. Meet the A’seedbot. This mini autonomous robot comes equipped with solar panels and designed to scour terrain at night, identifying fertile areas and plant seeds based on the data retrieved from its sensors.
It measures roughly 7.9-inches (20-centimeters) long and functions autonomously within a 3-mile radius. A set of 3D-printed legs allow it to traverse through sand and find the right levels of moisture to plant seeds. An articulating head enables it to look in multiple directions when identifying the right path.
- Features an updated LEGO brick display model R2-D2 droid figure, an information plaque and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick
- Authentic features include a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches and an adjustable periscope
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Desertification is a massive problem across the globe caused by unsustainable agricultural practices, mining, climate change and general land overuse. But much like climate change itself, desertification is a complex ecological issue that is difficult to understand,” said its designer.