Anti-personnel landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) present an important obstacle to the transition from crisis to peace for war-affected countries. They threaten post-conflict development and welfare.
The objective of the TIRAMISU project is to provide the Mine Action community with a toolbox to assist in addressing the many issues related to Humanitarian Demining, thus promoting peace, national and regional security, conflict prevention, social and economic rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction.
The tools in development are divided into three main categories:
1) Demining planning tools, which will help to locate landmines and UXOs, and define contaminated areas.
2) Detection and disposal tools, which will neutralise mines and UXOs and safeguard the lives of operators.
3) Training and Mine Risk education tools.
These tools will be tested and validated in mine-affected countries and will also be enhanced by state-of-the-art technologies (robots, UAVs..etc.).
Our role in the project was the development of an Intelligent Prodder and of technologies for autonomous coordination between an aerial and a ground vehicle.