Metal detecting drone!
So i recently came across an interesting new invention, which uses a very unique method for getting rid of landmines.
Around 20 thousand people are each year killed or hurt by landmines that are left after wars. Therfore the military and goverment of the affected lands are desperate for effective methods to get rid of them. This one may be one of the best solutions so far.
The mine-drone is basically a radio-controlled drone with a metal detector(mine detector) attached under the drone. How it works: It first takes 3d pictures of the area. Then it flies over the area with the detector attached underneath so the detector is about 4 centimeters over the ground. It locates what could be dangerous explosives like landmines. And then the final step for the drone is to place a detonator on the explosive which explodes after the drone is at a safe distance.
If this turns out to be a successful invention, maybe it one day will be introduced to the civil market? What do you think?
I saw him on the internet and I think it could work as he has made it with a self autonomous drone which can fly to a grid pattern. You could site back and wait as the drone flies up and down GPS marking the targets.
I would call it the the ‘Hoard Hunter’