The detection of buried landmines using probing robots

Kenneth M. Dawson-Howe, Tomos G. Williams

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    This paper presents a new approach to the detection of anti-personnel landmines which is based on the physical detection of landmines using a sharpened probe in a fashion similar to that employed by human deminers. Reviews of current techniques, proposed new sensor technologies, and current uses of robotic devices within landmine detection are presented. This is followed by a description of our proposed solution, a robot capable of performing the probing task, together with the results of the initial experiments. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-243
    Number of pages8
    JournalRobotics and Autonomous Systems
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 1998


    • Force sensing
    • Landmine detection
    • Manual probing
    • Mobile robot application


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