Automatic Coconut Tree Climber with Expropriator
P. Sethupathi1, E. Srinidhi2, K. R. Kousick Raj3, M. R. D. Youvasri4, D.Karthikeyan5

1P. Sethupathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
2E. Srinidhi, Student, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode,  Tamil Nadu, India.
3K. R. Kousick Raj, Student, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
4M. R. D. Youvasri, Student, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
5D. Karthikeyan, Student, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 21, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 10, 2020. | PP: 1339-1344 | Volume-9 Issue-5, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: D1900029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D1900.039520
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Abstract: In this new era, modernization plays a key role. Many human tasks are now being replaced with innovations and robots. There is an urge to handle modern technology. Only a few are interested in climbing trees due to many disparities faced by hikers but demand high pay. This results in a tremendous demand for tree climbing manpower. There are different approaches available for the climbing of coconut trees, however, they require people to accompany the mechanical structure. The idea of a smart remote-controlled tree climbing mechanism is proposed to make the climbing process easier and convenient. Coconut tree climber is a machine used without human effort to climb coconut trees and harvest coconut. It consists of a hexagonal frame holding all the devices inside it and by adjusting the driver circuit, the complete structure can be driven up and down. This mechanical frame set-up is made of lightweight material. Gear motors are powered by the driver circuit wherein the battery supplies. The treewidth usually differs between 45 cm and 55 cm. By considering the tree structure the frame size is designed accordingly. Since width changes between trees, the mechanical frame is constructed with various diameters using spring mechanism. Grip wheels are used to produce friction. Gear motors are used which produces small quantity of regeneration. The battery can store this energy and reuse it. The Robotic arm is placed on the mechanical frame to pick the coconut without any crew from the tree. The machine’s cost is about ₹ 20k. This automated remotecontrolled coconut climber is supposed to be very obligatory for farmers.
Keywords: Coconut Tree, Climber, Robotic Arm.
Scope of the Article: Robotics Engineering