Mark Plecnik, PhD

Discovery and Invention through Computational Mechanical Design

Rice Transplanter

A novel six-bar linkage was designed to move transplant rice seedlings. The idea is to create a manual device that eliminates very labor intensive hand transplantation.  For more information on this subject click here.

The next phases of this project are to design and test end effector geometry and feed indexing. This work is being completed by a team of undergraduate mechanical engineers that I advise. Progress on our end effector designs appears below.

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Dr. Mark Plecnik
Assistant Professor
Dept of Aero & Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
372 Fitzpatrick Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
plecnikmark@nd.edu

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