Modelling and Analysis of Seeding Robot for Row Crops

  • Cino Mathew Jose
  • A. P. SudheerEmail author
  • M. D. Narayanan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Agriculture in India relies on light and heavy machinery managed manually by farmers. In such cases, the output is affected by the availability of manual labour. This brings about a scope of automation to ease the efforts taken by farmers. Currently, available agriculture robots are very expensive and big sized. This makes it difficult for small/medium farmers to introduce automation into their fields. This paper mainly focuses on modelling of a farming robot that is compact and suitable for small-scale farming. An innovative precision seeding mechanism is designed based on vacuum pressure. A dual prismatic–revolute (2PR) robotic manipulator with a soil drill as the end effector guides the seed into its position after digging the soil to appropriate depth. The seeder is designed to seed at desired inter-crop distances in multiple rows at a single pass. The 2PR robotic manipulator is supported on a wheeled base to enable mobility through rough terrains.


Precision agriculture Agricultural robotics Denavit–Hartenberg convention Wheeled mobile robot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology CalicutKozhikodeIndia

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