Objectives

The area of desert landscapes caused by human activity grows by approx. 100,000 km² annually. Our robot is designed to prevent the spreading of deserts via land restoration of green habitats. The inhospitable environmental conditions as well as the monotonous and exhausting work makes humans unsuitable for these tasks. The robust robot's future tasks include:

  • Planting seedlings
  • Fetilizing and enriching soil
  • Watering of plants

Modules for each of these tasks can be designed. First of all, a "planting module" which can take seedlings and plant them via the appropriate tools. Secondly, a "watering module" consisting of a water tank and a water distribution mechanism. Additional technologies necessary for the realization of this project are currently under development in collaborative work with other departments, for example technology for water catchment and water conservation.

More heavily vegetated areas, such as forests, offer the following advantages over barren steppes and deserts:

  • Forests eliminate carbon dioxide
  • Forests offer shade and reduce soil temperatures as a result
  • Forests improve the soil quality via their detritus and roots loosening the soil
  • Forests counteract erosion
  • Forests provide food and shelter for various animal species as well as providing resources, noise prevention and oxygen production
  • and many more advantages...