Proc. SPIE. 8878, Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2013)
KEYWORDS: Image processing algorithms and systems, Infrared sensors, Digital image processing, Cameras, Sensors, Image segmentation, Image processing, Robotics, Analog electronics, Global Positioning System
This paper presents the development of a mobile robot used in farms for identification of diseased plants. It puts forth two of the major aspects of robotics namely automated navigation and image processing. The robot navigates on the basis of the GPS (Global Positioning System) location and data obtained from IR (Infrared) sensors to avoid any obstacles in its path. It uses an image processing algorithm to differentiate between diseased and non-diseased plants. A robotic platform consisting of an ARM9 processor, motor drivers, robot mechanical assembly, camera and infrared sensors has been used. Mini2440 microcontroller has been used wherein Embedded linux OS (Operating System) is implemented.