Soil sampling automation using mobile robotic platform

E. Väljaots, H. Lehiste, M. Kiik, T. Leemet
2018 Agronomy Research  
Land based drone technology has considerable potential for usage in different areas of agriculture. Here a novel robotic soil sampling device is being introduced. Unmanned mobile technology implementation for soil sampling automation is significantly increasing the efficiency of the process. This automated and remotely controlled technology is enabling more frequent sample collection than traditional human operated manual methods. In this publication universal mobile robotic platform is adapted
more » ... platform is adapted and modified to collect and store soil s amples from fields and measure soil parameters simultaneously. The platform navigates and operates autonomously with dedicated software and remote server connection. Mechanical design of the soil sampling device and control software is introduced and discussed.
doi:10.15159/ar.18.138 fatcat:u2pi5sfbpfcthppq4c7uswnv6y