Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development, TIAR 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2018)

ISBN:

9781509044375

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85046949251&doi=10.1109%2fTIAR.2017.8273678&partnerID=40&md5=0126e19370318206534c961c0095e0b9

Keywords:

agricultural machinery, Cost effective, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Cultivation, Cycle Frame, human-in-the-loop, Labor intensive process, musculoskeletal disorders, Puddled field, Regional planning, Rice transplanter, Transplanting machine

Abstract:

One of the labor intensive processes in rice cultivation is transplantation, where laborers have to work in a slouching position in puddled fields. This leads to physical ailments like musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). This paper discusses the design and testing of an efficient, cost effective and easily reproducible semi-automatic rice transplanting machine to eliminate the drudgery involved in the task, improve efficiency and productivity of farmer while keeping the human-in-the-loop. The focus of the design was to build a prototype using locally available materials. The cost savings of the new prototype was over 80 percent of the commercially available machines. Studies conducted using this prototype have shown that the semi automation process reduces labor effort by 17 percent and additionally reduced the time for transplantation. © 2017 IEEE.

Cite this Research Publication

R. Krishnan, Vishnu, R. S., Mohan, T. H., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine”, in Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development, TIAR 2017, 2018.