Author : Anila Sunny 1
Date of Publication :7th February 2016
Abstract: This paper presents the design of crack finding robot for finding cracks in railway tracks. Here PIC16F877A microcontroller is interfaced with Robot, Zigbee, GPS, LCD and IR sensors. The IR sensors are used to find crack in the railway track, and then GPS is used to find the location. If the microcontroller detects the crack, it immediately gets the location information using GPS and sends that location and crack information to the control section. The control section displays the location in map. The LCD is used to display the current status of this system.
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