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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.