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Orchard Robot
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Features of the Orchard Robot Prototype

For an orchard(s) where there is more space between the trees, wheeled robots would be possible. Using six or more wheels would increase the amount of area that makes contact with the ground and therefore redue the amount of damage they would inflict upon the ground. Also provides more stability by having more contact with the ground. Aided by allowing the wheels to raise or lower themselves to provide a leveling effect. On the other hand, having wheels here trampling on ground plants might not be such a bad thing.

Concept Drawing of the Orchard Robot.

Orchard Robot version 1 concept drawing
*Note the use of counter balancing mechanisms to reduce power requirements, and some solar cells for additional power.

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