Planet NI Contest
NI Arabia is proud to announce, that due to outstanding performance and innovation, THREE finalists were chosen for the Mine Detection Robot Design Contest:
1. LUMS University, Pakistan
2. Texas A&M University, Qatar
3. Higher College of Technology - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mine Detection Robot Design Contest
The final result was announced in Lebanon, in July 2011 and three winners were chosen. Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to all the teams who particiapted.
The NI Mine Detection Robot Design Contest under the Planet NI initiative has been designed to bring awareness to the persisting problem of landmines and cluster bombs in Lebanon and in the region by inviting students to design a robot for the detection of landmines and cluster bombs.
Lebanon and the region are not the only countries affected by landmines. Seventy-six countries and territories in all regions of the world are affected by landmines and/or explosive remnants of war. There is no credible estimate of the total number of mines in the ground worldwide, however the impact of mines can be measured in several ways, including totaling the amount of land that is unusable due to contamination or gathering data about the number of people killed or injured by mines. For instance, since 1975,
Lebanon has seen an estimated 150 million square meters of land affected by mines and unexploded ordnance. To date, 45% of contaminated land remains to be cleared, this land may contain up to 450,000 anti-personal land mines and tens of thousands of unexploded cluster munitions.
This contest is a golden opportunity for engineering students to come out with new ideas and innovations in embedded and robotics systems while serving their local communities. So get into your shoes and start working!
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