Effective Aquatic Waste Removal through Lake Cleaning Robot for Smart city Environment
S. Arun Kumar1, S. Sasikala2

1S. Arun kumar*, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore-49, Tamil Nadu, India.
2S. Sasikala, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on January 18, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 26, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 2831-2835 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8905019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8905.029420
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Abstract: Water sources are contaminated by garbage, weeds and plastic wastes. Effective waste removal in the water sources such as lakes, ponds and rivers is essential for waste management and control. In Indian setting, Aquatic waste management and control is of main concern for implementing smart city and achieving clean India mission. Therefore the proposed work, aims at developing intelligent solution towards automating the waste removal in lakes. Lake cleaning robot system for removing the surface wastes is experimented in this work. This lake cleaning system uses Raspberry Pi along with proximity sensors for detection and DC motors for movement. Raspberry pi controls the movement of the robot along with gripper, motors, ultrasonic sensor and IR sensor. The working prototype model of the proposed system exhibits good accuracy with reduced computational time. Henceforth, the developed lake cleaning robot could be used towards reducing water pollution through efficient waste removal for implementing smart city environment. 
Keywords: Garbage Control, Intelligent Trash, Lake Cleaning robot , Raspberry pi, Smart city
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering