Prashanna Rangan R, Rithanya. C, Rishikesh. N


A major problem with our present society is the soild waste management, as it disturbs both the human health and affects the environment. Monitoring of those wastes is one of the major problem of the present. The traditional method of solving this issue is by making use of huge trash cans in public places and ulitizing the role of human scavengers, which is time consuming in nature. This paper proposes an advanced method in which waste management is automated. This project aims at making use of a wheeled bot, which detects the wastes and collects in the trash can provided with the bot, with the help of a digital camera, in a similar way how human scavengers collect wastes and separates the useful items if any mixed with the wastes. The bot also segregates the useful items from the wastes with the aid of IoT. The penultimate aim in making this project is to promote smart city concept and to reduce the diseases that spread due to accumulation of wastes in public places and to improve sanitation.

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Prashanna Rangan R, Rithanya.C and Rishikesh.N. E-Dustbin. Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 2017; 4(3): 1–7p.

Keywords: Arduino AT mega 2560, Dual full bridge L298 motor driver, servo motor, servo arm, servo gripper, digital image processing, IoT, waste management and segregation 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.37591/joma.v4i3.92


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