Could this autonomous tree planting robot save the planet?

TreeRover is an experimental tree planting robot that will autonomously plant saplings in areas that have none. The robot was created by Nick Birch and Tyler Rhodes who are electrical and computer engineering students of UVic. It took them four months to create and are hoping the machine could save the environment.

TreeRover is autonomous and can plant trees without the help of human interaction. A spike tube pierces the ground and drops a prepared tree sapling from the treehopper into the ground. A foot piston then finishes the job by filling the hole. It’s still in its beginning stages with hopes of adding all-terrain tires and improved navigation.