Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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RoboGardner: A Low-Cost System with Automatic Plant Identification Using Markers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_27,
        author={Reema Aswani and N. Hema},
        title={RoboGardner: A Low-Cost System with Automatic Plant Identification Using Markers},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 9th International Conference, QShine 2013, Greader Noida, India, January 11-12, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2013},
        month={7},
        keywords={Marker Identification Zigbee technology Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance Temperature Humidity Sensor},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_27}
    }
    
  • Reema Aswani
    N. Hema
    Year: 2013
    RoboGardner: A Low-Cost System with Automatic Plant Identification Using Markers
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37949-9_27
Reema Aswani1,*, N. Hema1,*
  • 1: Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
*Contact email: reema_aswani@hotmail.com, hema.n@jiit.ac.in

Abstract

In this modern era, automation is inevitable. With the fast paced and busy lifestyles, there is no time even for day to day household activities. There is a need of automation in each and every small activity performed by humans. In this paper we present an autonomous system that caters to the need of automation in gardening by providing a low cost, portable and efficient system for watering indoor potted plants at home and offices. The system comprises of a mobile ROBO equipped with a camera for auto-location and identification of the plants and a sensing circuitry for analyzing the watering needs. The RoboGardner is designed to ease out human workload and performs all the functions without any human intervention. It even provides an automatic feedback mechanism to inform the user about its daily performance. The water level of the RoboGardner’s on-board reservoir is also scrutinized automatically by it and the user is alarmed to refill when required. The paper outlines the complete architecture, functional modules and detailed implementation supported with the design circuits. It concludes with the system performance of the RoboGardner along with graphical analysis.