More than 70% of Uganda’s population chooses agriculture as the primary occupation. Nowadays, due to busy routine life, farmers find it hard to irrigate large plantations. In this report, we present the design of a completely autonomous and cost-effective system for irrigating indoor and outdoor plants and crops.
The system comprises of a mobile robotic vehicle with ultrasonic sensing module control. The system describes the hardware architecture of the fully automated irrigation system which uses distance sensor communication to communicate with the mobile robot. This robot is completely portable and is equipped with a microcontroller and a water pumping system mounted on it.
The system is fully adaptive to any environment and takes into account the efficient supply of water to the crops and plants. In the future, it will be capable of sensing the watering needs of the plants, locating them, and finally watering them autonomously without any human intervention.