Malek Hammoud

Malek Hammoud

GreenGuardian: Automated Weed Detection and Elimination

London Central Secondary School

Garden, lawn, and farm owners all struggle with weeds; they solve this issue by spraying herbicides, which are harmful chemicals when used excessively. In this project, I aimed to automate weed elimination while reducing the amount of sprayed herbicide. I achieved this by creating a prototype of an autonomous robot capable of covering an area, detecting weeds, and then spraying them individually and precisely. The prototype is 3D printed and utilizes a camera to capture images, a microcomputer to process data, and distance sensors to avoid obstacles. My autonomous robot will reduce the environmental impact of agricultural activities efficiently by significantly decreasing the use of harmful herbicides.

Bronze Medal

University Scholarships
Mount Alison University
Western University

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