ISSN 2456-0235

International Journal of Modern Science and Technology

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​​September 2021, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 154-156. 

​​Solar energy powered multitasking agriculture robot

P. S. Vinishya, A. Caroline Fancy*, A. Aarthi, P. T. Santhiya
Department of Electronics and communication Engineering, Arasu Engineering College, Kumbakonam - 612501. Tamilnadu, India

​​*Corresponding author’s e-mail: carolinefancy13@gmail.com

Abstract

The concept of the present work is to design a multitasking robot for agriculture which could run automatically. It is designed to minimize the labour and to increase the accuracy of work. The control and monitoring are based on IOT due to which the actual status of the robot can be monitored and controlled from any part of the world using internet. In field control the soil moisture, temperature and humidity is sensed using suitable sensor. In robot control, the whole system is switched to automated mode for complete control of the farm by the robot. The batteries are often recharged by the solar battery kept above the vehicle. This ensures the using of eco-friendly energy source and prevents frequent charging of the vehicle.

Keywords: Multitasking robot; Agriculture; Sensors; Automation.

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