The Canadian Landmine Foundation is starting a new monthly podcast! Search ‘The Defuser” on iTunes or the Google Play store, or listen to it below!
Demining technologies have come a long way in the past few decades, and so has the CLMF. On The Defuser podcast, we’ll be interviewing experts, professionals, and others working on landmine-related issues. The podcast is hosted by Paul Esau with music by Paul McLeod.
The Defuser #1 – Building a Demining Robot
Can a robot defuse landmines? University of Waterloo graduate Richard Yim and his company Demine Robotics have spent the last two years trying to answer that question. Richard was born in Cambodia, and spent the first 13 years of his life surrounded by the human cost and potential danger of landmines.
In this episode, Richard explains how his robot works, some of the difficulties involved in landmine removal, and his personal experience taking demining training!