Friday, April 28, 2006

Robot Shoes Protect From Landmines

Shoes that allow you to walk through a minefield.
The shoes have six short legs under each of your feet. The pods on each of the little legs has a metal detector. If one of the robot-shoe legs senses a trigger of a mine then it releases so that it can move up out of the way without setting off the mine. You would be supported by the other five legs on the shoe. When you step forward the leg locks in place again.

The invention is from scientists at the BioMedical Engineering Research Center of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Read the details in this paper.

Landmine Resistant Robotic Shoes -


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