The objective of Minesweepers competition is two-fold. First is to provide technical challenge to motivate new research and applications of mobile robotics in the area of humanitarian demining. Second is to provide educational forum to teach different aspects related to mobile robotics and humanitarian demining through a set of Webinars (Web Seminars). Technical support is provided through Frequently-Asked Question (FAQ), Facts about landmines page, Resources page, emails and social media network groups such as Facebook and Twitter.

The following webinars will be broadcast in collaboration with Egypt Scholars to help the participating teams in constructing the demining robots covering different related topics such as locomotion systems, environment perception, robot navigation, wireless communication and multirobot systems:

  • Minesweepers Rules, April 8, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, MENA Robotics, Egypt (Slides)
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles, April 22, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) byEng. Ahmed Hussein, Intelligent Systems Lab (LSI), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Slides) (Video).
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, May 8, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Amr Nagaty, Aviya Aerospace Systems, Canada (Slides).
  • Robot Operating System (ROS), May 13, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Muhammad Aly, InnoVision Systems, Egypt (Slides).
  • Landmine Detection, May 22, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Dr. Hisham El-Sherif, German University in Cairo, Egypt (Slides).
  • Wireless Communication for Teleoperated/Autonomous Vehicles, July 16, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Dr. Ahmed Madian, Nile University, Egypt.
  • Multirobot Systems, July 23, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Dr. Alaa Khamis, Suez University, Egypt and University of Waterloo, Canada. (Slides).
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The following webinars have been given during previous editions of Minesweepers:

  • Minesweepers Rules, March 10, 2012 at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Minesweepers Organizers.
  • Mobile Robot Locomotion and Positioning Systems, April 7, 2012 , at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Dr. Alaa Khamis
  • Buried Mine Detection, April 17, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Dr. Hisham El-Sherif, German University in Cairo
  • UXO Detection using Machine Vision, April 23, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time)  by Dr. Mohamed Salem, Ain Shams University
  • Perception and Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles, April 28, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Prof. Dr. Howard Li, Director of COllaboration Based Robotics and Automations (COBRA) Group, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Wireless Communication for Teleoperated/Autonomous Vehicles, May 5, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Dr. Ahmed Madian, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority and German University in Cairo (GUC)
  • Construction and Control of an Unmanned Quadrotor, May 12, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Amr Nagaty, University of New Brunswick, Canada.