Anti-personnel Mine Clearance Robots
This area contains documents describing the Minerats project,
an attempt to deploy advanced sensor and robotics technology for the
detection and removal of anti-personnel mines.
- Moore's Law in the Minefield
- Talk by John Walker at the IEEE
Asilomar 1995 Microprocessor Workshop describing
the Minerats project.
- Anti-Personnel Mines: Problems and Solutions
- Presentation by John Walker at the
Hackers' Conference, 22nd November 1996, providing technical
background for a brainstorming session on innovative
approaches to humanitarian demining.
- On September 29-October 1, 1997
an international workshop on sustainable humanitarian
demining was held in Zagreb, Croatia. Printed proceedings
of the conference are available free of charge by
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Program for a conference held in June, 1995 at
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
to discuss technologies for mine detection and removal.
A group photo of the
attendees, human and robotic, is available.
Printed proceedings of the conference are out of print and no
- Geneva U.N. Mine Clearance Meeting Report
- A report, written by Prof.
describing the United Nations International Meeting on Mine
Clearance, July 5-7, 1995 in
- Common anti-personnel mines
- Pictures and descriptions of
frequently-encountered anti-personnel mines, courtesy of the
International Committee of the Red Cross. The wide variety
of mines is a major obstacle to detecting them.
- Pemex Picture Gallery
- Various pictures of the prototype Personal Mine Explorer-BE (Pemex-BE)
robot developed at the Microprocessors
and Interfaces Laboratory (LAMI) at EPFL.
Pemex-BE is just one of a
variety of robots developed at LAMI. The
Technology Center: DeTeC at LAMI is
developing sensors and sensor
fusion software for high-confidence-level detection of
by John Walker