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Automated Drone for Harvesting Produce

Publication Type : Patents

Thematic Areas : Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,

Source : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Number US Patent 10,555460, p.02/2020 (2020)

Campus : Amritapuri

School : Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Department of Social Work, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Center : Ammachi labs, Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Department : Social Work

Year : 2020

Abstract : A system for harvesting produce from a tree has a drone capable of hovering, a video camera gathering visual data of movement, a cutting implement, a remote control station with a display screen, wireless circuitry, and input mechanisms to control movement of the drone and operation of the cutting implement, and circuitry in the body of the drone enabling two-way communication with the remote control station, transmission of video data from the video camera, and response to commands from the remote control station. The video data from the camera on the drone is displayed on the display screen of the remote control station, and an operator viewing the display screen operates the input mechanisms, maneuvering the drone to position the cutting implement relative to produce in the tree, and triggers the cutting implement by command, severing a stem to separate the produce, causing the produce to fall from the tree.

Cite this Research Publication : Rao R. Bhavani, “Automated Drone for Harvesting Produce”, U.S. Patent US Patent 10,5554602020.

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