December 12, 2019 – December 12, 2019
Rao R. Bhavani
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
In post-disaster scenarios, especially those dealing with soil contamination by hazardous materials, it is important that soil quality be measured without putting human lives at risk. Our engineers designed and implemented an autonomous soil sampling solution based on the platform for monitoring the presence of heavy metals in landfills. The design consists of a soil sampling mechanism mounted on a Husky which auto-navigates through landfills and reaches the identified locations for soil sampling. The robot has a specially designed auger for collected the soil top layer from the landfill. A hybrid SLAM algorithm was also developed for navigating the robot.