We learned a bit about plant pollination from this experiment. We also discussed how this module, or a machine similar to it, would be integrated into an autonomous mars-based greenhouse.
Additionally, we learned that the prime geometry for the pollen collector is a sphere, which avoids the complications of mechanized rotation.
The scope of this prototype calls back into question our initial research questions: why are we automating plant pollination in the first place, and what kinds of plants do we want to take to Mars? This level of abstraction allows us to think about our prototype within the context of the entire project.
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