Show simple item record Hemapala, KTMU Razzoli, RP 2013-10-21T02:28:59Z 2013-10-21T02:28:59Z
dc.description.abstract Humanitarian demining is a calamity of war affecting many third world countries. Mines are cheap weapons, built to sustain horrible injuries that target active people with a knock‐on effect upon economic growth. The clearing is time consuming and expensive. Clearing is an engineering duty and the humanitarian goal is a technical challenge. Advanced robotics fulfils this task cleanly and reliably on the condition that upgrades and cost are met, meaning that they lose third‐world appropriateness. The challenge is to turn local machines and awareness into effective robotic aids, willingly used by the local people, and to enhance the on‐going outcomes. The solution to the demining problem shall be a low cost robotic outfit with resort to nearby available resources and competences (e.g., drawn from the local agricultural machinery and know‐how). This paper discusses an ongoing project that aims to develop a low‐cost robot with intelligent remote‐command abilities, as a cheap productivity upgrading, assembled from standard farming devices, through the shared know‐how and commitment of locally involved operators. During the study, the authors have developed a low‐cost robot capable of removing mines. The robot consists of modified agricultural components including its mobile carrier and the mine effectors.
dc.language en
dc.subject Demining robots
dc.subject Remote control
dc.subject Hydraulic
dc.title Design and development of a landmines removal robot
dc.type Article-Abstract
dc.identifier.year 2012
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
dc.identifier.issue 9
dc.identifier.volume 9
dc.identifier.pgnos 7-Jan

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