Publication Type : Patents
Thematic Areas : Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI
Publisher : U.S. Patent 5319/CHE/20152015.
Source : Number 5319/CHE/2015, India (2015)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Department of Social Work
Center : Ammachi labs, Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality
Department : Social Work
Verified : Yes
Year : 2015
Abstract : The present invention describes an apparatus for cutting anything hanging off the tree
without climbing the tree. The apparatus comprises of a drone type air craft outfitted with
a camera and a laser cutting tool. An operator can perform coconut harvesting by
remotely assisting the apparatus. The harvesting of coconut is performed by monitoring
the camera output. From the camera output, the operator has a full view of the object
cutting area and the operator can check the correct harvest timing of the coconut, as well
as positioning of the cutting mechanism. Both the evaluation of the ripen status of the
coconut and the harvesting are enabled with a laser mechanism fitted on the machine unit
which in turn provides a clear view and easy access to the coconut/cutting area. The
apparatus is designed in such a way that to provide safety and flexibility to the operator
while harvesting the coconuts. Further the apparatus performs rapid harvesting of ripe
coconuts by removing the hardchips of the later versions of the coconut harvesting aids.
Cite this Research Publication : Rao R. Bhavani, “A Drone Aircraft for Harvesting Coconuts”, U.S. Patent 5319/CHE/20152015.