Ukrainian developers of artificial intelligence UADamage, within the Brave1 cluster, are working on technology to accelerate the identification of mines, shells, and explosion craters, which may also contain dangerous debris, as reported by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov.
Developers are connecting sensors with artificial intelligence that can identify, classify, and automatically map data about objects not only on the surface of the earth but also deep underground. Fedorov says this accelerates demining by tens of times, making the process overall safer for people.
The technology from UADamage works in three stages. The first is strategic planning, where the team assesses the level of mine contamination of the territory using satellite images and cadastral data. The second stage involves a visual assessment of the presence of mines and explosive objects. A drone with a camera surveys the area, and artificial intelligence detects dangerous objects. The third stage is inspection under the ground and in the grass, where various sensors are used.
"The most challenging aspect of demining, besides the number of mines, is that they can be at significant depths and are not detected by metal detectors," Fedorov said.