Profiled by CASA

Proud to have had humanitarian work in hazardous environments using #drones profiled by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) the aviation authority in Australia.

Gaining such recognition helps justify the hardships and sacrifices – travelling to developing countries, dealing with extreme environmental conditions, and helping local populations deal with hazardous contamination in the case of landmines and unexploded ordnance for example.

Determination and technical/scientific know-how helped us achieve to world first research breakthroughs – under actual field conditions.

Also proud of taking drone technology to people had never seen a drone before, prototyping and validating methodology – then teaching local staff how to do everything. Leaving local competency to operate drones over active minefields, which is no walk in the park.

Article in ARPAS-UK Magazine

We’re really proud to have an article appear in the ARPAS-UK online magazine this month about the humanitarian mine action Odyssey 2025 drone project in Chad.

A link to the article is here.

ARPAS_UK is the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, a peak industry association which supports and acts on behalf of the professional remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS) community in the United Kingdom.

2020 Humanitarian Award

We’re grateful to have been recognised by the AAUS – Australian Association for Unmanned Systems in being issued the 2020 Humanitarian Achievement award – for demonstrating the role that unmanned technologies can play in bettering our world. Pioneering the use of drones for humanitarian mine action in Chad has not been easy, the programme has been challenging, but we did it! Thanks are in order to the team from Humanity & Inclusion/Handicap International, the High Commission for demining in Chad (the HCND), and donor the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs who have all played vital roles in making the project possible.

More information about the AAUS Humanitarian Award, together with worthy recipients in other categories is here.

More information about the Odyssey 2025 project in Chad is here.

Drone Minefield Surveys in the Desert

We’re proud to have had a peer reviewed research paper published in the latest edition of the Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction.

Signs of explosions that indicate the presence of a legacy minefield.

A link to the paper is here.

Being peer reviewed by experts from the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector was a way to gain validation regarding the work that took place during the January 2019 field campaign with Humanity and Inclusion in Chad.

For more information about the Odyssey2025 project in Chad, see www.mr-au.com/chad.

Drones for Minefield & UXO Cleanup in the Desert of Tchad

We’ve officially commenced a new project where Mobility Robotics will be a partner conducting field trials and capacity building for minefield and explosive remnants of war cleanup using small commercial drones/UAS’s in the central African country, the Republic of Chad.
It is a project being led by Humanity and Inclusion (Handicap International) Belgium, funded by the Belgium DGD, the Directorate General Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

It will be a challenging project, with a significant proportion of operations based in a harsh desert environment.

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Contracting to UK Space Research Group, RAL Space

Sister company Fardoulis Robotics has been awarded a contract under the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) Space, in association with Cranfield University’s Centre for Electronic Warfare Information and Cyber, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

The project is humanitarian in nature, investigating how next-generation robotics and remote-sensing can help the humanitarian mine action sector deal with the devastating effects of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). More information is available, here.

RAL Space carries out world-class space research and technology development with involvement in over 210 space missions.

Cranfield University’s Centre for Electronic Warfare Information and Cyber is a world-leading centre for research, education and consultancy on a diverse range of specialities in electronic and digital attack and protection. The Centre’s capabilities are widely respected within the defence and security sector, serving an extensive range of students, clients and organisations.

 

Return to Antikythera

The Return to Antikythera project is currently one of the most high profile underwater archaeology initiatives in the world. Expedition videos below provide insight into the calibre of this project.

John Fardoulis has been a member of the Return to Antikythera team for several years, with the most recent work being to provide a detailed terrain reconstruction of the coastline adjacent to the Antikythera shipwreck.

This data will be used to help build a floating dock, from which the Hublot-designed underwater ROV (aka. underwater drone), Bublot will be deployed in 2018.

The 2017 expedition video is below.

The following excerpt from the 2016 expedition video has had over 1.4 million views.

The 2015 expedition video is below.

Mobility Robotics has also provided aerial video services for a documentary being produced on the project.