International Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (ICSC) (5th : 2015)

Maintaining vertical gardens using quadrotor aerial inspection Bulgakov, Alexey; Emelianov, Sergey; Schach, Rainer; Sayfeddine, Daher; Erofeev, Vladimir


The upkeep of the building requires continuous monitoring to maintain the safety aspects as well as aesthetic elements of the building including facades, marble constructions and gardens. With the decrease of the amount of green areas, human race will face climatic catastrophes, which will affect the quality, type and life longitude of the Earth habitants. To tackle this issue, vertical gardens were designed to fit in the overwhelming world of concrete and to adapt in order to do photosynthesis. The growth of the plants is supported by spraying insecticide periodically. In this paper, we offer to use an unmanned aerial vehicle, to recognize the targeted green areas using HSV algorithm, track the generated trajectory and perform the spraying process all along the recognized area. We believe this will automate the maintenance of the gardens, improve the effectiveness of the treatment and assist to the ecologic factor, by applying the necessary amount of chemicals on the targeted place only.

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