Robogardener

Apr 21, 2009

Robogardener

Apr 21, 2009

Credit: Jason Dorfman/CSAIL

In CSAIL’s indoor tomato garden, robots tend the crops. Here Lauren White, a senior in electrical engineering and computer science, demonstrates how the camera on the arm of an autonomous robotic gardener works. The robot is able to locate and pick a specific tomato, and even pollinate the plants. In the long run, the researchers hope to develop a fully autonomous greenhouse.