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Mine Positions

The results of a ten-day, rigorous, real-world experiment showed that RIK running on a Carnegie Mellon University robot was able to detect and accurately mark, both physically and digitally, 130 out of 135 buried mines. Perhaps most significant is the fact that throughout the ten-day experiment there was not a single false detection. Using a marking system developed by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, the robot was able to mark each one of these mines such that for every mine detected, a red mark was made on the ground within the diameter of the mine itself. The robot also marked the proved mine-free lanes using green dye.

Mine Positions This 3D representation show the operator the position of mines detected along a road an Army test of RIK technology. (See full-size image)

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