Removing the phrase "Mechanical Mine Clearance " from humanitarian demining terminology was an issue that gained approval from most during the Karlsruhe Conference. The amount of money spent within the last few years on systems that are now in the advanced stages of rigor mortis is staggering. Now there seems to be many questions about what is an acceptable standard for the new definition of "Mechanically Assisted Demining". In some perspectives the answer is fairly clear, but in others it is as dark as Turkish coffee.
"Mechanical Assistance Systems for Humanitarian Mine & UXO Clearance,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss2/5