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 email@example.com.
- 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