Demining Autonomous System - Phase V Public
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Every year at least 7,000 people around the world die from abandoned, unexploded landmines leftover from times of conflict. Current demining methods are expensive, dangerous, and slow. To combat this issue, our team is continuing the project to create an operational autonomous demining system. The system will consist of three parts: a rover, a drone, and a base station. The rover will be able to search a user defined area for unexploded landmines. When the rover finds a landmine, it will record the location. After the search is complete, the drone will then fly to the locations of the landmines and will drop a small payload onto the mines to detonate them. The base station acts as the communication link between the rover and the drone and provides a user interface for the operator to control the system. The goal of our project is to have a functioning, relatively inexpensive system that can increase the safety and efficiency of global humanitarian demining efforts.
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