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Humanitarian Demining

Edited by Maki K. Habib

American University in Cairo

United Nation Department of Human Affairs (UNDHA) assesses that there are more than 100 million mines that are scattered across the world and pose significant hazards in more than 68 countries. The international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) estimates that the casualty rate from landmines currently exceeds 26,000 persons every year. It is estimated that more than 800 persons are killed and 1,200 maimed each month by landmines around the world. Humanitarian demining demands that all the landmines (especially AP mines) and ERW affecting the places where ordinary people live must be cleared, and their safety in areas that have been cleared must be guaranteed. Innovative solutions and technologies are required and hence this book is coming out to address and deal with the problems, difficulties, priorities, development of sensing and demining technologies and the technological and research challenges. This book reports on the state of the art research and development findings and results. The content of the book has been structured into three technical research sections with total of 16 chapters written by well recognized researchers in the field worldwide. The main topics of these three technical research sections are: Humanitarian Demining: the Technology and the Research Challenges (Chapters 1 and 2), Sensors and Detection Techniques for Humanitarian Demining (Chapters 3 to 8), and Robotics and Flexible Mechanisms for Humanitarian Demining respectively (Chapters 9 to 16).

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Humanitarian DeminingEdited by Maki K. Habib

Published: February 1st 2008

DOI: 10.5772/60

ISBN: 978-3-902613-11-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5827-1

Copyright year: 2008

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25 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations


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1. Humanitarian Demining: the Problem, Difficulties, Priorities, Demining Technology and the Challenge for Robotics

By Maki K. Habib


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2. Humanitarian Demining: Research Challenges

By James Trevelyan


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3. Mine-suspected Area Reduction Using Aerial and Satellite Images

By Acheroy Marc and Yvinec Yann


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4. Multi-sensor Data Fusion Based on Belief Functions and Possibility Theory: Close Range Antipersonnel Mine Detection and Remote Sensing Mined Area Reduction

By Nada Milisavljevic, Isabelle Bloch and Marc Acheroy


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5. Resonance and Nonlinear Seismo-Acoustic Land Mine Detection

By Dimitri M. Donskoy


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6. GPR Environmental-Based Landmine Automatic Detection

By Zakarya Zyada, Yasuhiro Kawai, Shinsuke Sato, Takayuki Matsuno Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Toshio Fukuda


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7. Vehicle Mounted Dual Sensor: SAR-GPR

By Motoyuki Sato, Kazunori Takahashi, Takao Kobayashi Jun Fujiwara and Xuan Feng


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8. Humanitarian Demining Using an Insect Based Chemical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

By Sergi Bermudez i Badia and Paul F.M.J. Verschure


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9. Development of Deminer-Assisting Robotic Tools at Tokyo Institute of Technology

By Marc Freese, Paulo Debenest, Edwardo F. Fukushima and Shigeo Hirose


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10. Mine Detection Robot and Related Technologies for Humanitarian Demining

By Kenzo Nonami, Seiji Masunaga, Daniel Waterman, Hajime Aoyama and Yoshihiro Takada


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11. Developments on an Affordable Robotic System for Humanitarian Demining

By Pedro Santana, Luis Correia and Jose Barata


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12. Some Robotic Approaches and Technologies for Humanitarian Demining

By Stefan Havlik


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13. Land Robotic Vehicles for Demining

By Stefan Havlik


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14. PEACE: An Excavation-Type Demining Robot for Anti-Personnel Mines

By Yoshikazu Mori


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15. A Human-Animal-Robot Cooperative System for Anti-Personal Mine Detection

By Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Tharindu Dissanayake, Prasanna Mahipala and K. A. Gayan Sanjaya


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16. Power Tillers for Demining in Sri Lanka: Participatory Design of Low-cost Technology

By Cepolina Emanuela Elisa


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