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Research Publications in journals:
Moisture measurement in crops using spherical robots
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Robotics
Information
Abstract
Purpose : The purpose of this paper is to present a new low-cost system based on a spherical robot for performing moisture monitoring in precision agriculture. Design/methodology/approach : The work arose from the necessity of providing farmers with alternative methods for crop monitoring. Thus, after analysing the main requirements, a spherical robot was chosen as a tentative approach. The presented work summarizes the work carried out in selecting the basics to apply in the robot, as well as its mechanical and electronic design. After designing and constructing the robot, several tests have been performed, in order to validate the robot for performing monitoring task and moving on different types of soil. Findings : The performed tests reveal that spherical robot is a suitable solution for performing the task. Research limitations/implications ? Some improvements in control should be applied in order to reach a fully autonomous navigation in very slippery soils. Nevertheless, the performance of the robot in teleoperated mode allows validating of the system. Practical implications : The robot turned out to be friendly and harmless in its use for this application. The cost of final series will be affordable in comparison with the cost of other methods. Endurance of the robot can be considered as fair. Originality/value : The paper presents a new tool for farming based on non-common robot.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Industrial Robot: An International Journal
ISBN
0143-991X
Impact factor JCR
0,69
Impact info
ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL 29 /44 Q3 ROBOTICS 15/21 Q3
Volume
40/1
10.1108/01439911311294255
Journal number
From page
59
To page
66
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Juan David Hernandez Vega (UPM)
  • Autor: Jorge Barrientos Diez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jaime del Cerro Giner (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Barrientos Cruz (UPM)
  • Autor: David Sanz Muñoz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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