Troy High School InvenTeam
• According to the InvenTeam student presenter, “Five to six billion coconuts are harvested worldwide. Many of the harvesters are men, who wear no protective gear.”
• The device can ascend a coconut tree up to 100 feet tall, which eliminates the need for a human to climb a tree at dangerous heights.
• Three stabilizing wheel were included in the design to accommodate the curvature of the tree.
• The device is maneuvered through a PlayStation® remote control.
• The InvenTeam plans to add new features to the device including a harvesting arm and a pruning mechanism.
• The InvenTeam plans to collaborate with organizations like United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to subsides the cost of the device, so it will be more affordable to consumers in developing countries.