DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF THE AUTONOMOUS FRUIT PLUCKING ROBOT

Authors

  • Advait Patole Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai
  • Jeet Acharya Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai

Keywords:

robotic arm, hough circle transform, OpenCV DNN, inverse kinematics, pixel to co-ordinate conversion, serial communication

Abstract

The people of India are mainly dependent on the agriculture and allied field. In order to alleviate the crisis on farming fronts, it is necessary that we should discover new mechanisms by which farmers are adequately and rightfully compensated for their labour. That is the reason why an autonomous robot had to be made in order to reduce the labour and labour costs of farming in India. Fruit plucking is an important process in farming. An autonomous robot which could pluck fruits on its own in a farm would be the best possible alternative of manual labour for plucking fruits in a farm. Such a fruit plucking robot can move autonomously in a farm containing plantations of a given fruit using placards or signs placed at each plant bearing that particular fruit. After detecting the actual fruit using image processing, it can operate its links of the robotic arm to reach the particular fruit. After reaching the fruit, it can pluck the fruit using the plucking mechanism. This whole process can be done by a single robot autonomously which can be released in the farm to perform the fruit plucking process. It provides an excellent substitute of manual labour for performing the plucking process in agricultural fields.

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Published

15-08-2019

How to Cite

Advait Patole, & Jeet Acharya. (2019). DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF THE AUTONOMOUS FRUIT PLUCKING ROBOT. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 5(8). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1858