Competition - Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

From 4 Nov, 2013 08:00 until 5 Nov, 2013 18:00
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The problem of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination hinders economic development in many developing countries in the world. Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World is the first international outdoor robotic competition on humanitarian demining. It aims at raising the public awareness of the seriousness of the landmines and UXOs contamination and the role of science and technology in solving this problem and motivates professors, engineers and students working on innovative solutions for this serious problem. The competition takes place this year in Egypt, the country most contaminated by landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the world. A special version of the competition entitled Junior Minesweepers is dedicated to primary and secondary school students.

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World is sponsored and hosted this year by the German University in Cairo (GUC). The competition is supported by Executive Secretariat for the Demining & Development of the North West Coast, Ministry of International Cooperation, Mines Action & Human Rights Foundation and Protection against Armaments & Consequences and African Robotics Network (AFRON).

Registration due date is 15 April 2013

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