Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2020.


Computer Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Christopher Kitts

Second Advisor

Godfrey Mungal


The ARC is a width adjusting agricultural robot and accommodates auxiliary functions for supporting crop production and maintenance. Easily interchangeable payloads and components provide a modular solution to perform focused crop surveying functions with the potential for herbicide distribution, weeding, and harvesting while driving through varying crop rows. The potential auxiliary functions will be implemented by future teams with this year's effort being put toward finishing the physical chassis. The final product was successfully designed to weigh approximately 600 pounds targeting rolling speeds of0.90 fps to 2.30 fps with proof of concept shown in testing consisting of chain drive attached to wheels to show speeds are attainable as well as bench tests to show differential control capabilities.