Despite the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars on high-tech research over the last few years, local humanitarian deminers still use traditional prodders and metal detectors. The biggest recent technical innovation has been mechanical vegetation clearance which was mostly developed in the field and bypassed the research route.
Gasser, Russell and Thomas, Terry
"Developing New Technology for Humanitarian Demining,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 4
, Article 23.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/23