TERRA-MEPP has developed affordable, autonomous robots to analyze food and bioenergy crops throughout the growing season to identify plants with desirable, heritable traits.
Create an autonomous robot with visual and microclimate sensors to measure plant growth and physiological traits.
Develop software to manage the robot’s data and construct a 3D image of each plant to predict biomass yield.
Sequence the genome of each plant analyzed by the robot to link plant traits with their corresponding genes.
Generate a cost-benefit analysis to determine the value of the robot and its benefits for potential customers.