It takes a hundred years. A tree from the seedlings grow into trees with luxuriant foliage may require tens of hundreds of years.
And cut down a tree needs to spend the time may only need an hour, in the face of more and more rarefied vegetation, concerns on the future of the earth environment, two have not yet graduated college students invented a kind of automatic tree robot.
Tree Rover, a cute robot is dull, robot, is actually more like a mini lunar rover.
This planting robot is the inventor of the Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes, three Canada University of Victoria engineering students.
The friendly in order to develop the robot, a total of only spent four months time, it is worth mentioning is that they are in a state of playing truant.
To this end, the school also informed their parents.
The original intention of robot manufacturing plant, perhaps is not imagined so great, it derives from Nick Birch a trip to Brazil
Nick was originally only to Brazil to see a Facebook girl, two people about good along the Amazon River to do a long hike.
Nick thought a way can happily and sister to admire the scenery, did not expect all the way to see the Amazon rainforest due to deforestation is rapidly disappearing.
Along the way, Nick and the woman the mood was very heavy, the early return to canada.
Returning to Canada, Nick found a good gay friend Tyler, a total after they decided to develop this tree to repair the earth's ecological human robot help.
Tree Rover is driven by four wheel motor, with off-road performance forest terrain, in complex mountain areas, it can automatically according to the line under a single tree in a fixed range.
In order to complete the automatic process of trees, trees, digging hoe and groove land compaction plate in TreeRover body as many.
Plant trees and robot workflow including digging, planting, soil compaction, it will automatically transfer the saplings into the ground and compaction in pat a few will be able to hold the soil around the tree.
The process of the whole tree in one fell swoop, and only needs a few seconds of time, compared with manual digging trees, TreeRover efficiency improve N2 times.
In addition, the robot is also equipped with electronic stability device, 3D printing gear transmission system, to ensure the robot can work efficiently in complex terrain.
Although small robot extraordinary ability, but also have a fly in the ointment, even its inventor also said: "now can only be regarded as a laboratory work, and many deficiencies need to improve our."
As for the deficiencies, such as it can now walk in a straight line, and there is no watering and fertilizing function.
In order to improve the tree robot, Nick and Tyler launched to raise the public in July last year in Indiegogo.
They need at least $5000 in funds for technology upgrade and improve, this planting more intelligent robot, more powerful.
After the completion of the development of the robot, according to the amount of different kinds of promoters, will at least a tree for every supporters, with supporters of the name tag on the tree, to commemorate their support for the cause of environmental protection.