TREE CLIMBING ROBOT THAT SOLVES A REAL WORLD PROBLEM
Spraying pesticides, surveillance or monitoring the arboreal environment can put life of tree climbers at great risk. We take great pride in the efforts of our students in devising an innovative solution in the form of a robot that can climb coconut trees in less than five minutes carrying a payload. The robot can perform a wide range of functions by connecting suitable attachments. The portability of the robot adds to the convenience in usage.
The robot weighing about 6 kgs can carry payloads of up to 1 kg. The attainable speeds during ascent and descent are 1 meter per 50 seconds and 1 meter per 39 seconds respectively. The robot is pneumatically actuated and is developed on Aurdino platform. The open source platform consists of a microcontroller and integrated development environment.
The robot was designed and fabricated by final year students of PESIT Bangalore South Campus, Ravi Teja and Ashik Gowda. The team also comprised of Aviral Kumar and Mohan B K. The students were guided by Dr S V Satish, A Benjamin Rohit and Dr Subrahmanya.