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Coconut Tree Structure Analysis – Background Work for an Unmanned Coconut Harvesting Robot Design

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : Information, Communication and Computing Technology

Source : Information, Communication and Computing Technology, Springer Singapore, Singapore, p.207-222 (2019)

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ISBN : 9789811359927

Keywords : Coconut tree trunk, Inclination, robot design, Treetop variation

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Center : Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Labs

Department : Electronics and Communication

Year : 2019

Abstract : For the designing of an unmanned robotic coconut climber/harvester, we need to model the coconut tree structure especially the tree trunk. The coconut tree trunk is non-deterministic in nature. The variation mainly results in the tree trunk, height, inclination, and treetop. The variation in size/diameter, height and inclination are not same in all coconut trees. In addition to the diameter variation and inclination treetop notches made for harvesting, attack of different organisms, and stem decay due to aging is included for the accuracy. The empirical method is adopted to get some idea about the variation in the coconut tree, in that precisely view the variation of 50 trees in the Kollam district of Kerala, India to reach some conclusion. In this empirical analysis, we tried to include coconut trees with some sort of in variation their structure to make the analysis more effective.

Cite this Research Publication : S. Kuttankula Manoharan and Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, “Coconut Tree Structure Analysis - Background Work for an Unmanned Coconut Harvesting Robot Design”, Information, Communication and Computing Technology. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 207-222, 2019.

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