Landmine Detection using Robotics
The aim of this project is to design, build, and test a prototype landmine detection robot that can navigate the rough terrain of a minefield.
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Anti-personnel landmines are small explosives which can be hidden on, or under, the ground with the intention of injuring or killing people. The goal of this project is to research and develop robotic solutions for detecting landmines by sampling dust particles for animal detection. The project spans over two years as part of the University of Oxford Engineers Without Borders chapter, and this will be the second year of operation.
In the first year, a prototype had been built, and the algorithms for autonomous navigation and explosive material mapping had been implemented. In the second year, a dust collection system will be built, aiming to collect and store the mud samples from the ground.