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Autonomous Lavatory Cleaning System
Arun Kumar C, Adithya Bharadwaj A, Balasubramanian R, Gowtham P
Pages - 65 - 71     |    Revised - 30-11-2015     |    Published - 31-12-2015
Volume - 6   Issue - 4    |    Publication Date - November / December 2015  Table of Contents
Line Follower, RFID Module, Auto-flushing, Low Operational Power, Robotic Arm.
The application of integrated robotics is becoming increasingly commonplace in day to day applications. The idea presented in this paper seeks to provide a convenient and a hassle-free means of cleaning public toilets whilst maintaining hygienic and sanitary standards. By using a counter to record the number of times of usage, a line follower mechanism to guide the robot and an RFID module to initiate the auto-flushing, the cleaning operation is fully automated and requires low operational power. Furthermore, a robotic arm is part of the module, so as to thoroughly clean the toilet bowl. Such a provision will curtail the role of manpower in maintenance of public toilets to a great degree, and thus, serves as a win-win situation; a revolting objective is accomplished with considerable ease.
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Mr. Arun Kumar C
SSN College of Engineering - India
Mr. Adithya Bharadwaj A
SSN College of Enigneering - India
Mr. Balasubramanian R
SSN College of Engineering - India
Mr. Gowtham P
SSN College of Engineering - India

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