An Automatic Mine Detector System for Lebanon.


MS1 – Mine Sweeper One is an Arduino-based low-cost automatic swarm bot mine detection system. It is divided into small operating groups, where every robot is given its own preassigned coordinates, to scan a specific zone, constantly in touch with the others. The units have the capacity to self-organize and partition the given area into a definite number of scanning sectors, which correspond to analysis periods, lasting around 2 to 4 weeks. They are also autonomously power supplied, thanks to solar energy, thus significantly reducing the need for any external human intervention. The results of the process are constantly uploaded to a local server, from where every agency involved will be able to access and download them.

Design Team: Matteo Mazzero, Raffi Tchakerian, Dario Martini, Moreno Zandonà.

Concept: Automatic swarm bot mine detector.
Materials: PMMA, aluminum, rubber.
Weight: About 5 kg.
Background Location: Lebanon.
Technology involved: Arduino.

Context: Student – Vittori Lab, I.U.A.V. University of Treviso, IT.

Year: 2009