Autonomous Multifunctional Quadcopter for Real-Time Object Tracking and Seed Bombing in a Dynamic Environment

  • Pratham NarEmail author
  • Shashank Sadanand Amin
  • Sashwata Banerjee
  • Vaibhav Garg
  • Arjun Pardasani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


In recent years, a staggering increase in the development and use of unmanned aerial vehicles has been noticed in a comprehensive range of applications. This paper is based on the utilization of autonomous quadcopter in plantation monitoring (Krishna in Agricultural drones: a peaceful Pursuit, [1]). Agricultural drones are set to revolutionize the global food generation system. Agricultural drones are already flocking and hovering over farms situated in a few agrarian zones. This quadcopter will autonomously navigate, avoid collisions and collect data using computer vision for post-analysis and drop seeds in specified locations. Using aerial quadcopter for surveying vast agricultural land can reduce human efforts. The quadcopter is designed to detect moving objects and identify rodents using an object recognition method. The motive of the paper is to design a low-cost unmanned autonomous aerial vehicle system which will accurately and efficiently locate potential threats and notify the owners about their location and severity.


Quadcopter Computer vision IoT OpenCV Seed bombing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pratham Nar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shashank Sadanand Amin
    • 2
  • Sashwata Banerjee
    • 3
  • Vaibhav Garg
    • 4
  • Arjun Pardasani
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Chemical EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  3. 3.School of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  4. 4.School of Information Technology and EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia

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