Landmine and IED Clearance Rollers
Client – Humanistic Robotics Inc.
Ripple Design partnered with Humanistic Robotics, Inc. (HRI) to design landmine clearance rollers for both defense and humanitarian landmine clearance missions. Landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a hazard to soldiers and vehicle convoys on the battlefield and to civilians who move into the area after conflict has ceased. Ripple Design worked with HRI to develop and test a variety of prototype roller designs which provide more consistent ground coverage than existing mine roller designs. These designs were tested in simulated field conditions as well as with live explosives to determine survivability. HRI's route clearance roller is currently being field tested in Sudan, and Ripple engineers continue to help refine the next generation of anti-mine/IED rollers.