As the coconut palm growers are struggling with the acute shortage of human coconut tree climbers to climb and harvest the coconuts, many are working towards possible alternatives to help them handle this situation. In this study paper we analyse the problems associated with the shortage of human coconut tree climbers in -depth. We also present details of various existing mechanical models available in the market and have not yet solved this issue. Along with this we discuss how robotics and automation could be a possible solution for this entire problem. In this context we discuss about the features of such robotic system and also give suggestions on various unmanned robotic models that can be designed and implemented.
Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Sakthiprasad, K. M., Sreekanth, M. M., and Vivek, G. Vamsy, “A Survey on Robotic Coconut Tree Climbers – Existing Methods and Techniques”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2017.