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The declining bee population poses a threat to many aspects of life on earth as they are essential pollinators responsible for pollinating 80% of flowering plants. Our team aims to supplement the declining bee population with compact drones capable of pollinating flowers autonomously. The goal of this project is to create a system capable of locating sunflowers within a region, and transferring pollen between them. The proposed solution consists of a custom 3D-printed drone body, a flight controller, an on-board processor, an actuated end-effector, and a camera. The team intends to incorporate all of these features together into one system capable of navigating a bounded region, detecting and approaching sunflowers, and transferring pollen between them using the end effector.

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  • E-project-050621-013132
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  • 2021
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  • 2021-05-06
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