College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-05-04 16:52:25

Major

Computer Engineering

Honors Course

4450:402

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Summer 2022

Abstract

With frequent weeding being a tedious chore and an essential task for a successful garden, there is need for an automated method of handling this routine. Existing technologies utilize computer vision, GPS, multiple units and other tools to remove weeds from garden plots. However, these solutions are often complex and expensive, suited for large agricultural plots in contrast to small-scale home gardens. In addition, many of these technologies, along with manual tillers and cultivators suited for home use, are unable to perform weeding within rows of crops in a process known as intra-row weeding. The Garden Bot is an autonomous, weed removal robot that will operate in home vegetable gardens. This device can manage the responsibility of clearing a garden of weeds with limited user interaction, making use of energy harvesting to maintain device power. Garden Bot operates between and within rows of crops, without harming any productive plants in the process. Engineering analysis was performed on the project subsystems in order to determine the required metrics of the robot to be used during parts selection.

Research Sponsor

Gregory Lewis

First Reader

Dr. Robert Veillette

Second Reader

Dr. Huu Nghi Tran

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Robert Veillette

Cover Sheet - advisor.pdf (110 kB)
Cover Sheet with Advisor Signature

Cover Sheet - reader.pdf (176 kB)
Cover Sheet with Reader Signature

Cover Sheet - sponsor.pdf (114 kB)
Cover Sheet with Sponsor Signature

Final Signature Page - advisor.pdf (53 kB)
Final Signature Page with Advisor Signature

Final Signature Page - reader.pdf (87 kB)
Final Signature Page with Reader Signature

Final Signature Page - sponsor.pdf (33 kB)
Final Signature Page with Sponsor Signature

Individual Responsibilities.pdf (73 kB)
Summary of Individual Responsibilities and Contributions

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