Researchers and students at the Arizona State University views the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC to create a new robot called the C-Turtle that is capable of safely clearing landmines.
The C-Turtle has been created to provide an alternative to the current expensive landmine clearing robots. Providing an easy to assemble robotic system that is capable of traversing many different terrains thanks to its front facing flippers that have been inspired by turtles.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the C-Turtle robot which is equipped with machine learning algorithms which of been installed on the robots Raspberry Pi Zero and serves as its brain.
Robots currently used to clear landmines are very expensive, since they are built to withstand multiple mine explosions. Conversely, the total cost of C-Turtle comes to about $70 (~£50) – that’s cheap enough to make it disposable. It is also more easily assembled, it doesn’t need to be remotely controlled, and it can learn to navigate new terrains. All this makes it perfect for clearing minefields.
To learn more about the Raspberry Pi powered C-Turtle landmine clearing robot jump over to the Arizona State University website by following the link below.