Two University of Victoria students develop tree planting robot

Two young Vancouver Island entrepreneurs are hoping to bring robotics to B.C.’s forest industry. Kylie Stanton gives us a look at their prototype.

Like a tree seedling, an idea hatched by two University of Victoria students started small and has grown into something big. Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes have developed a tree planting robot that has the potential to be commercially viable.

The project, which was developed during an entrepreneurial co-op term, started with a Fisher Price scooter with a tree-planting arm attached and evolved to the point where a prototype is ready.

How does the tree planting robot work?

 

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