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June 8, 2004
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman

Students Develop Low-Cost Robot to
Locate Land Mines in Rugged Terrain


Photo D: The robotic detector is equipped with tank-like treads so that it can move through high grass and other rugged terrain where mines may be hidden.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo E: A hand-held controller can steer the robot from up to 500 feet; video from the robot's camera is transmitted up to 100 feet.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo F: The robot was designed to locate mines so that they can be disarmed before they maim or kill soldiers or civilians.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo G: This camera allows the remote operator to see what the robot "sees."
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo H: When a possible mine is located, the operator activates this paint sprayer to mark the site.
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo I: Edoardo Biancheri
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo J: Dan Hake
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo K: Dat Truong
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo M: Landon Unninayar
Photo by Will Kirk

Photo N: Carl V. Nelson
Photo by Will Kirk

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