An autonomous robotic system to maintain free flowing drains
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The aim of the project is to construct a mobile device which would remove waste materials such as leaves, bottles, polyethenes, etc. which we usually see disrupting the water flow in roadside drains. This causes dire problems in our society when the drain overflows, acts as breeding grounds for mosquitoes, produce undesirable smell and in turn becomes a reason for health risk in the community. Thus, our aim is to construct a robot which will help to overcome this problematic situation. The device consists of a conveyer belt fitted with a fixed number of claws to pick up the waste material and it is driven by a chain bound to a DC motor. The claws will transfer the collected waste into a deposit box and from there it will be displaced in a desired location by means of an actuator.