Title: An autonomous approach for efficient landmine detection and marking using high sensitive robot

Authors: Booma Govindaram; A. Umamakeswari

Addresses: School of Computing, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India ' School of Computing, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India

Abstract: The unexploded landmines remain dangerous to the human community, if not swept post war. It causes long-term fatal issues to civilians in addition to rendering the land impassable and unusable for decades. The need of the hour is a reliable and suitable technology for identifying the accurate location of these landmines so that they can be demined with safety. The aim of designing this prototype is to develop an autonomous robot, which exploits its ability to detect and mark the landmines accurately with minimal rate of false alarms using efficient demining strategies. An effective plan for the path is provided for the movement of robot, considering the coverage of all critical points to detect mines so as to increase the efficiency. The differential steer drive dead reckoning method is used for determining the position and location of the robot. A user friendly GUI is developed, enabling the operator to control the robot, to plot the position of landmines and to monitor the scanned/left over area remotely. The key advantages of the developed model are its cost effectiveness, high sensitivity and reliability.

Keywords: landmine detection; differential steer drive; magnetometer; dead reckoning; robot localisation; autonomous robots; unexploded landmines; mine detection; robot path planning; robot navigation; robot positioning; user friendly GUI; graphical user interface; robot control; mobile robots; remote control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2015.073710

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2015 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.280 - 291

Received: 10 Nov 2014
Accepted: 01 May 2015

Published online: 16 Dec 2015 *

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