A Mobile Semi-Autonomous Robot For Soil Sampling
preprintposted on 2021-11-23, 13:01 authored by Vistasp EduljiVistasp Edulji, Sumedh SomanSumedh Soman, Atharva PradhanAtharva Pradhan, Jay ShahJay Shah
For agrarian economies such as India, the quality of the soil is critical for maximized yield sustainable cultivation. When a large area is utilized, sample testing of soil is essential. The use of a robotic system for sampling is vital for saving time and replacing manual laborious work. This work represents a robotic system that was deployed for soil sample collection. A mechanical soil sampling and storage system based on augers and turntable storage is used in the system. Using a GPS-driven algorithm, the robot navigates autonomously to desired sampling locations. It collects data from the sampling area using sensors connected to an Arduino board. A proof-of-concept demonstrator proved that such a solution can be successfully scaled and deployed, which will aid in more efficient cultivation and sustainable agriculture.