Faculty Advisor

Bertozzi, Nicholas

Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Faculty Advisor

Putnam, Craig B.

Abstract

Major engagements throughout modern history have left unexploded and unmarked anti-personnel landmines, which result in thousands of casualties each year. Current demining detection methods use sensors such as metal detectors or trained animals such as rats. This project mitigates the threat to human life by replacing human operators with an autonomous robotic system. Building upon prior work, a rover was developed which locates and marks anti-personnel landmines in a user- defined location which a separate octocopter drone will later eliminate.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Robotics Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Share

COinS