Robotics and Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Mine Action & ERW Survey (RRS-HMA)

John Fardoulis, Steven Kay, Alaa AlZoubi, Nabil Aouf, Ranah Irshad

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A number of initiatives have been undertaken using robotics and remote sensing in the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector over recent years. A new consortium of specialists from space and robotics sectors in the United Kingdom (UK) has been formed to determine how to build upon previous knowledge, in taking robotics and remote sensing to the next level in HMA. Focussing on de-risking and applying novel technological solutions to surveying activities. This paper provides an overview of the consortium’s proposed strategy and objectives for tackling the current challenges in HMA as well as a brief overview of relevant technologies. The paper shall also outline the objectives of an on-going GCRF funded project, whose outcomes shall lay the foundation for future technological developments and field demonstrations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 15th International Symposium “MINE ACTION 2018”
EditorsDurda Adlesic, Sanja Vakula
PublisherGovernment of the Republic of Croatia - Office for Mine Action
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2018
EventThe 15th International Symposium “MINE ACTION 2018” - Slano, Croatia
Duration: 9 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameBook of Papers (International symposium “Mine Action”)
ISSN (Print)1849-3718


ConferenceThe 15th International Symposium “MINE ACTION 2018”


  • robotics
  • autonomous systems
  • visual odometry
  • navigation
  • path planning
  • data fusion
  • system integration
  • mobility
  • metal detector
  • ground penetrating radar (GPR)
  • sensor array
  • UAS
  • UAV
  • RPAS
  • drone
  • remote sensing
  • Photogrammetry
  • aerial survey
  • mapping
  • GIS
  • EOD
  • IED
  • humanitarian mine action


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