Study level

Vacation research experience scheme


Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Chris Lehnert
Lecturer in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


This research project focuses on robotic grasping and agricultural robotics. The project aim is to design and develop of a robotic base platform for a greenhouse environment that can autonomously navigate down crop rows and capture important information about crop health.

Research activities

You will be actively involved in the many aspects of developing this platform, including the electronics, mechanical design and software for navigation.


Expected outcomes include the design and development of the robotic base platform.

Skills and experience

You will need to have:

  • mechatronic engineering skills to help design the base platform
  • software skills including python and C++ for developing the navigation software.

ROS experience would also be ideal.



Contact the supervisor for more information.