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Automated Agrobot

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  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita University, Coimbatore - 641112, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Objective: This paper is a proposal for a prototype of an agricultural based robot capable of performing various farming activities like ploughing the field, sowing seeds, spraying fertilizers and shoving soil over the seeds. Method/Statistical Analysis: This autonomous robot has the capability of processing and monitoring field operations. Its operation is controlled using a PIC16F877A microcontroller. The robot is fed with inputs like field dimensions, spacing between the seeds and the tasks are performed accordingly. The alerts for shortage of seeds can be triggered by using tuning fork level switch. Findings: This model of the agricultural robot is cost effective and user friendly. The entire mechanical model has been created in AUTO CAD and verified. Further the electronics involved in the working of the robot has been simulated using PROTEUS. Applications/Improvements: The agrobot promises a future with maximum food productivity to meet the demand of growing population.

Keywords

Automation, Fertilize, Plough, PIC16F877A, Sow.

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