Faculty Advisor

Bertozzi, Nicholas

Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Abstract

The project aimed to help farmers improve crop production. With Internet of Things (IoT) devices becoming ever smaller, more power efficient, with cheaper electronic components, farmers can accurately measure microclimate conditions and manage their fields more effectively. Continuing a previous MQP team; this project developed an IoT SWARM agriculture system that would allow farmers to monitor environmental conditions in their fields with sensor Nodes and manage and maintain the Nodes using autonomous Rovers. The battery-powered Nodes collect temperature, humidity, light levels, and air quality to give insights into the growing conditions in the fields. The Rovers pick up, carry, and place Nodes autonomously so that the farmer does not need to place and recover Nodes manually.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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