An Agriculture Robot (AGRIBOT) for Harvesting Underground Plants (RHIZOMES)

Sampoornam K.P.


Agriculture plays a vital role in socio-economic development of India. Agriculture is the cultivation of   plants for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture is the most essential and foremost economic activity of all times. Until the Industrial Revolution, the vast majority of the human population labored in agriculture. Pre-industrial agriculture was typically subsistence agriculture/self-sufficiency in which farmers raised most of their crops for their own consumption instead of cash crops for trade. But now, agriculture is undergoing a structural change leading to a crisis situation. The rate of growth of agricultural output is gradually declining in the recent years due to labor scarcity and more expensive. Seed and chemical prices are rising too, creating the need for their efficient use. The recent survey shows that the world should double their agriculture productivity to feed the entire booming population by 2050. At that time with efficient management of natural resources will meet increasing demand by adopting modern technology in farming to improve agricultural productivity. Hence, as the farmers are struggle with higher seed and chemical prices, the prospect of labor shortages and growing world demand for food will drive to think an innovative and more efficient farming method. These problems in agriculture led us to propose an automated design “AGRIBOT” which can perform most of the farming activities.

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