AIDED

This project is about the use of Artificial Intelligence for the detection of explosive devices. The armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria have seen a dramatic rise in the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines by adversaries. In operations in those countries, 50% of soldier deaths in action are directly related to IEDs.

AIDED will use a set of state of the art Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms able to identify unconventional (IEDs) and conventional (buried mines) explosive devices, and autonomously plan offline and run-time missions plans. It will also provide positioning, navigation and mapping to control a fleet of robots that cooperate quickly to identify a safe passage in a high-risk area.

European Commission

Preparatory Action on Defence Research

2020 – 2022

1,5 M€

New researcher (hiring in progress)

Daniela Doroftei

Geert De Cubber

Project Publications

2022

  • E. Ghisoni and G. De Cubber, “AIDED: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence for Explosive Ordnance Disposal," in International Workshop on Robotics for risky interventions and Environmental Surveillance-Maintenance (VRISE), Les Bons Villers, Belgium, 2022.
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

    This paper presents an overview of the AIDED project on AI for IED detection.

    @InProceedings{ghisoni2022a,
    author = {Ghisoni, Enzo and De Cubber, Geert},
    booktitle = {International Workshop on Robotics for risky interventions and Environmental Surveillance-Maintenance (VRISE)},
    title = {AIDED: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence for Explosive Ordnance Disposal},
    year = {2022},
    month = jun,
    organization = {IMEKO},
    publisher = {IMEKO},
    address = {Les Bons Villers, Belgium},
    url = {https://www.ici-belgium.be/registration-and-program-vrise2022-june-7/},
    abstract = {This paper presents an overview of the AIDED project on AI for IED detection.},
    project = {AIDED}
    }

2021

  • Y. Baudoin, G. De Cubber, and E. Cepolina, “Mobile Robots Supporting Risky Interventions, Humanitarian actions and Demining, in particular the promising DISARMADILLO Tool," in Proceedings of TC17-VRISE2021 – A VIRTUAL Topical Event of Technical Committee on Measurement and Control of Robotics (TC17), International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), Theme: “Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance", Houston, TX, USA, 2021, pp. 5-6.
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{knvrise,
    author={Baudoin, Yvan and De Cubber, Geert and Cepolina, Emanuela},
    booktitle={Proceedings of TC17-VRISE2021 - A VIRTUAL Topical Event of Technical Committee on Measurement and Control of Robotics (TC17), International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), Theme: "Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance"},
    title={Mobile Robots Supporting Risky Interventions, Humanitarian actions and Demining, in particular the promising DISARMADILLO Tool},
    year={2021},
    volume={},
    number={},
    pages={5-6},
    url={https://mecatron.rma.ac.be/pub/2021/TC17-VRISE2021-Abstract%20Proceedings.pdf},
    project={AIDED, Alphonse, MarSur, SSAVE, MarLand, iMUGs, ICARUS, TIRAMISU},
    publisher={IMEKO},
    address={Houston, TX, USA},
    month=oct}