Two students hacked consumer drones to detect landmines

Two college students at New York’s Binghamton University have found a solution to spot landmines by using hacked consumer drones with infrared cameras.

Christian Rivas’s insight:
Two college students have modified a drone to detect Soviet Union butterfly landmines. These mines are made out of plastic and can be the size of an iphone or smaller making them virtually undetectable with current mine finding tactics. To find the landmines the two college students decided to attach a thermal camera to a drone since these landmines have higher heat signatures than surrounding rocks. By doing this they were able to locate them for efficiently and hope to deploy this technology to post war countries.

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