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Integrating Autonomous Aerial Scouting with Autonomous Ground Actuation to Reduce Chemical Pollution on Crop Soil
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
Information
Abstract
Many environmental problems cover large areas, often in rough terrain constrained by natural obstacles, which makes intervention difficult. New technologies, such as unmanned aerial units, may help to address this is-sue. Due to their suitability to access and easily cover large areas, unmanned aerial units may be used to inspect the terrain and make a first assessment of the affected areas; however, these platforms do not currently have the capability to implement intervention. This paper proposes integrating autonomous aerial inspection with ground intervention to address environmental problems. Aerial units may be used to easily obtain relevant data about the environment, and ground units may use this information to perform the intervention more efficiently. Furthermore, an overall system to manage these combined missions, com-posed of aerial inspections and ground interventions performed by autonomous robots, is proposed and implemented. The approach was tested on an agricultural scenario, in which the weeds in a crop had to be killed by spraying herbicide on them. The scenario was ad-dressed using a real mixed fleet composed of drones and tractors. The drones were used to inspect the field and to detect weeds and to provide the tractors the exact coordinates to only spray the weeds. This aerial and ground mission col-laboration saved a large amount of herbicide, significantly reducing the envi-ronmental pollution and the treatment cost.
International
Si
Congress
ROBOT 2015: SECOND IBERIAN ROBOTICS CONFERENCE: ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS, VOL 2
960
Place
Lisboa (Portugal)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2194-5357
10.1007/978-3-319-27149-1_4
Start Date
19/11/2015
End Date
21/11/2015
From page
41
To page
53
Advances in Intelligent systems and Computers. Vol2
Participants
  • Autor: Jesús Condesa Muñoz (CSIC)
  • Autor: Angela Ribeiro Sejas (CSIC)
  • Autor: Joao Ricardo Pereira Valente (UPM)
  • Autor: Jaime del Cerro Giner (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Barrientos Cruz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Robótica y Cibernética
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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