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Open Access item DYLEMA: Using walking robots for landmine detection and location

Authors:González de Santos, Pablo
García Armada, Elena
Estremera, Joaquín
Armada, Manuel
Keywords:DYLEMA, Walking robots, Landmine detection, Landmine location
Issue Date:15-Jul-2005
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Citation:International Journal of Systems Science Vol. 36, No. 9, 15 July 2005, 545–558
Abstract:Detection and removal of antipersonnel landmines is an important worldwide concern. A huge number of landmines has been deployed over the last twenty years, and demining will take several more decades, even if no more mines were deployed in future. An adequate mineclearance rate can only be achieved by using new technologies such as improved sensors, efficient manipulators and mobile robots. This paper presents some basic ideas on the configuration of a mobile system for detecting and locating antipersonnel landmines efficiently and effectively. The paper describes the main features of the overall system, which consists of a sensor head that can detect certain landmine types, a manipulator to move the sensor head over large areas, a locating system based on a global-positioning system, a remote supervisor computer and a legged robot used as the subsystems’ carrier. The whole system has been configured to work in a semi-autonomous mode with a view also to robot mobility and energy efficiency.
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