For the most recent HMA work see;
- The Odyssey 2025 section
- #DronesforGood – in humanitarian mine action
- How HMA drone work won a €1,000,000 award from the Eurpoean Commission
John Fardoulis was the UAS lead contracted on the University of Bristol, UAS for Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) and ERW survey project in 2016-2017.
A paper written by John Fardoulis outlining the main benefits of using low cost, off-the-shelf UAS for HMA and ERW survey is available here.
The following video taken by Mobility Robotics at the Mine Action 2016 conference in Croatia provides a good baseline regarding current practices in HMA. The video shows dogs being used to detect explosives, various sensors such as metal detectors and ground penetrating radar in use, plus demonstrations of ground robotic systems, where remote-controlled flail machines are demonstrated for mechanical clearance, plus a demonstration of how mines and UXO are cleared underwater.