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

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