Manual operations remain indispensable in the demining process despite the use of heavy machines in the field. Although considerable research has focused on demining sensors, automated machines and heavy machines, research has paid little attention to devices used in manual operations. The objective of this paper is to detail the development of a new device for manual operations. This machine increases the safety of manual operations and aids in the most dangerous process of APM removal.
Furihata, Naota and Hirose, Shigeo
"Development of Mine Hand: An Extended Prodder for Protected Demining Operations,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 9
, Article 48.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol9/iss1/48