Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing .
Source : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing, Volume 577, ASE, Bangalore, p.012170 (2018)
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2018
Abstract : In this age of robotics and automation, it comes as a surprise to us that the most basic dull tasks such as gardening are still done in majority by humans. Even the simplest jobs of trimming the grass have become only faux-automated - there are machines, but you always need a person to run around the field with that. We believe that humans should naturally move on to tasks that utilize their potential the most - tasks that involve creativity, imagination and innovation. Considering these aspects and came up with the automatic trimming and water spraying rover. Combination of both cutting grass and water spraying makes the project more interesting, moreover both the tasks can be performed simultaneously or both operations can be done at different situations according to the operator. Input will be given through Arduino and accordingly the rover moves. Trimming and irrigation of fields and gardens are among the most mundane, monotonous tasks known to man. Along with being boring and uninspiring to the doers, these separately conducted tasks also increase the total time of execution, and the costs involved. Not only do they kill the creativity of the people, they also cost a fortune given the increasing costs of manual labour, not to forget all the imperfections and errors that are induced in the project.
Cite this Research Publication : R. V. Subrahmanyam, Vikas, N., and B. N. Prashanth, “Design and Fabrication of Grass Cutting and Water Spraying Rover”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 577, p. 012170, 2018