Landmine removal : technology review and design proposal as pertaining to humanitarian demining with a focus on locomotion across soft terrain
Author(s)Poteet, Amanda N
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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A study into the field of humanitarian landmine removal was conducted; with significant attention devoted to an in depth review of existing removal technologies, as well as alternative detection methods. A design proposal was also presented in addition to the technology review. The design is for an autonomous robot which is capable of working in conjunction with canine demining units, with further implications for the development of a robotic unit capable of landmine detection. Further investigation was done into the possible modes of robotic locomotion, resulting in the determination that mechanical legs, as opposed to wheels, are the better choice when traversing across soft terrain.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (p. 42).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology