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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI
Publisher : International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications
Source : International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA’16), Amritapuri, Kerala, India, December. (2016)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Center : Ammachi labs
Department : Robotics and Automation
Verified : Yes
Year : 2016
Abstract : In post-disaster scenarios, especially those dealing with soil contamination by hazardous materials, it is important that soil quality be measured without putting human lives at risk. Our engineers designed and implemented an autonomous soil sampling solution based on the platform for monitoring the presence of heavy metals in landfills. The design consists of a soil sampling mechanism mounted on a Husky which auto-navigates through landfills and reaches the identified locations for soil sampling. The robot has a specially designed auger for collected the soil top layer from the landfill. A hybrid SLAM algorithm was also developed for navigating the robot.
Cite this Research Publication : A. David, Surendran, G., Gayathri Manikutty, and R. Madhavan, “Unmanned Ground Vehicle Based Automated Soil Sampler Mechanism for Contaminated Soil Sites.”, in International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA’16), Amritapuri, Kerala, India, December., 2016.