Semiautomated Device for Plucking of Flower Buds
L. Megalan Leo1, A. Jerrin Simla2, Agnes Shifani3
1L.Megalan Leo, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2A.Jerrin Simla, Department of Computer Science Engineering, Panimalar Institute of Technology Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Agnes Shifani, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jeppiaar Maamallan Engineering College Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 23 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 103-106 | Volume-9 Issue-1S5 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10251291S52019/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1025.1291S519
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Abstract: Indians are celebrating more number of festivals than any other country. In festival celebrations, flowers are used as a prime element. Without flowers we will not celebrate even single festival. Most popular flowers in south India is Nerium oleander, jasmine, rose, etc. These flowers are demanded high among the flowers due to its fragrance. Another added advantage is its less cost. Though it has many advantages, certain drawbacks limit the business. One major problem is plucking flower at the right time. It is very difficult task because the workers must pluck the flowers before its blossom. So, they have to pluck early morning around 4’o clock under weak light condition. At weak light condition workers may not able to identify the insects and snakes. Because of this workers efficiency is reduced as well as some of them died. To overcome this problem, we proposed a device for plucking and packing of flower buds. The proposed device can able to move forward, backward and rotate. Camera with light is used to capture the image of the flower bud. Image processing technique is used to match the image of the bud. Robot arm is used to pluck the bud. Container is used to pack the buds. The proposed device is a waterproof device.
Keywords: Robot, Automation, Plucking, arm Processor, Raspberry Pi, Embedded System, IoT.
Scope of the Article: IoT