Butterfly landmines mapped by drones and machine learning

IEDs and so-called butterfly landmines could be detected over wide areas using drones and advanced machine learning, according to research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

The team had previously developed a method that allowed for the accurate detection of butterfly landmines using low-cost commercial drones equipped with infrared cameras.

Their new research focuses on automated detection of landmines using convolutional neural networks (CNN), which they say is the standard machine learning method for object detection and classification in the field of remote sensing.

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Source: The Engineer