This course explores new and emerging tools for plant sciences, with a particular emphasis on botany and farming applications, such as plant breeding and production management. Robotic platforms give students the ability to imagine, design, and build equipment for monitoring plant growth. Automated control and acquisition of growth variables provides insights into plant growth status, pest management, water, and fertilizer applications. Students with experience in physical computing or desktop programming will have the opportunity to configure their own controllers. This course is designed to expose students to cross-disciplinary knowledge to solve problems, requiring creativity and flexible thinking.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0