Faculty Advisor

Braun, Isa Bar-On

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth


The goal of this project was to learn about the systems that are used for agricultural research and development (R&D) efforts in the Arava region of Israel and how R&D workers and members of local communities feel about the state of agriculture in Israel. We worked to bring modern principles of automation to the Southern Arava R&D’s Carousel Irrigation System (CIS). This document reports on our work at the Southern Arava R&D: the integration of a new automated irrigation system for the CIS and the construction of a booklet that explores the relationship between technology and agriculture through the lens of those living in the southern Arava. The CIS can be used to conduct experiments, and our booklet offers insight into the current perceptions of agritech from those living in the Arava.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs