Glyndwr University researcher seeks real world data to develop AI landmine clearance

A landmine research project which aims to develop an artificial intelligence approach to mine clearance is being developed at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The project – which is currently in its developmental stages – is being developed by Computing PhD student Read More …

Soldiers could soon use VR to practice recognizing IEDs

While UCF staff member Shane Reynolds leads his avatar with his iPad through a virtual minefield, small beeps and whistles reveal the plague of the modern war zone: improvised explosive devices or IEDs. He has to take his time to Read More …

India: To counter IED threats, Army to use artificial intelligence e-tool

As the threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the country continues unabated, the Army is developing an artificial intelligence based e-tool for analysing past incidents and developing customised decision support models. Called IED Database Management and Analytical Platform (IDMAP), Read More …

“Innovation Checkpoint” and “digital dog nose”: TSA tests new security technology

The Transportation Security Administration is bracing for a record number of people at airport security checkpoints around the country this Thanksgiving. Nearly 27 million passengers are expected to be screened during the holiday period, meaning travelers could face long security lines. But Read More …

3D-printed training ‘bombs’ drastically cut costs for US Air Force in England

A 3D printer has slashed the time and cost required to get explosive training devices to the experts at RAF Lakenheath who need them as they prepare for deployments. Staff Sgt. William Riddle has been using a 3D printer to Read More …

Nigerian DRDB and Indian DRDO sign MoU to produce IED detectors

The Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India, to produce the Ramon Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials detector with standoff at distance. With the agreement, the Read More …

Why explosives detectors still can’t beat a dog’s nose

As of 2016, the US military counted over 1,740 military working dogs among its ranks. At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the military breeds its own sleek puppies—mainly German shepherds and Belgian Malinois—who are groomed for military service Read More …