Call for Paper - September 2020 Edition
IJCA solicits original research papers for the September 2020 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is August 20, 2020. Read More

Remotely Operated Pesticide Sprayer Robot in Agricultural Field

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Shubhangi B. Londhe, K. Sujata

Shubhangi B Londhe and K Sujata. Remotely Operated Pesticide Sprayer Robot in Agricultural Field. International Journal of Computer Applications 167(3):26-29, June 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Shubhangi B. Londhe and K. Sujata},
	title = {Remotely Operated Pesticide Sprayer Robot in Agricultural Field},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {June 2017},
	volume = {167},
	number = {3},
	month = {Jun},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {26-29},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914216},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Despite the focus on industrialization, agriculture remains a dominant sector of the Indian economy both in terms of contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) as well as a source of employment to millions across the country. Agriculture plays a vital role in the Indian economy. Over 70 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. But an attack of pest in crops is one of the major problems to reduce the production growth in agriculture field. To deal with this kind of problem diagnosis of crop disease is very essential. This paper presents an engineering solution to tackle this kind of problem in which an automatic pesticide sprayer is involved to spray the pesticide to the localized area of the affected crops. This system is based on sprayer filled with pesticides. The Sprayer movement is controlled by DC motor at low velocity, up & down direction according to plant height. The design deals with three modules image capturing, processing and automatic pesticide spraying. The proposed system can remotely operate through any electronic device like mobile, laptop etc.


  1. A.A.C.Fernando, and C.Ricardo, “Agricultural Robotics , Unmanned Robotic Service Units in Agricultural Tasks”,lEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, pp. 48-58, Sep 2013
  2. C.Zhang, M. Geimer, O.N.Patrick, and L.Grandl, “ Development of an Intelligent Master-Slave System Between Agricultural Vehicles”, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium,pp. 250-255, San Diego, CA, US, 2010.
  3. K.Uto, H. Seki, G. Saito, and Y. Kosugi, “ Charaterization of Rice Paddies by a UAV-Mounted Miniature Hyperspectral Sensor System”, IEEE Journal. Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, pp. 851-860, vol.6, no.2, 2013.
  4. G. Freitas, B. Hamner, M. Bergerman, and Sanjiv Singh, A Practical Obstacle Detection System for Autonomous Orchard Vehicles, IEEE Int. Conf on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (IROS), Vilamoura (Portugal),2012.
  5. A. Guillet, R. Lenain, and B. Thuilot, Off-road Path racking of a Fleet of WMR with Adaptive and Predictive Control, IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (IROS) Tokyo (Japan), 2013
  6. F.G. Costa, J. Ueyama, T. Braun, G. Pessin, F.S. Osorio, and P.A. Vargas, “ The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Wireless Sensor Network in Aggricultural Applications”, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Minich, 2012.
  7. Aishwarya.B.V, Archana.G, “Agriculture Robotic Vehicle Based Pesticide Sprayer With Efficiency Optimization”, IEEE International Conference on Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR 2015), 2015.


Pesticide Sprayer, Robot, Dc motor, camera, Laptop, mobile etc.