ROBOT: Japan Plans Robot to Hunt Afghan Land mines

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 10:28:44 MST

Japan plans to develop a robot to detect land mines and send it to Afghanistan
next year.
Seven specialists will try to develop a robot that will be capable of
detecting mines even if some of its functions are destroyed in explosions.
The robot could have six legs, or be snake-like, it added.
The plan will be announced next week when Japan, the United States, Saudi
Arabia and the European Union will co-chair a major donors' meeting on Afghan

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