As part of student project "AWR²" (Autonomous Weed Removal Rover), we would like to design a "robot vegetable garden" capable of maintaining an urban garden; this project will then be made available in open source. This robot will be able to move autonomously in the vegetable garden, to map its territory (finding the best path through vegetation and uneven terrain) and to detect weeds (thanks to its camera allowing image analysis by neural network and for the purpose of a weed control option).
We would therefore need your opinion! If you ever own a vegetable garden, do you think such a robot would be useful/relevant in your garden? If you don't have a vegetable garden, would this project encourage you to have one? And finally, since this project will be available in open source, would you be willing to put 2000 euros (component price) to build this robot yourself?
Thank you in advance for your answers!
Signed all the team of AWR²