Military Reconnaissance and Rescue Robot with Real-Time Object Detection

Rakshana Ismail, Senthil Muthukumaraswamy*

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In this era of a politically competitive world, there is a growing demand for the use of military robots to aid soldiers to perform perilous missions. This project focuses on the design and build of a semi-autonomous, solar-powered, unmanned robotic system operating with real-time object detection function, used for various military and rescue operations such as explosives disposal, enemy territory surveillance, and search and rescue. The military robotic system is instilled with a robotic arm for explosives disposal, a sensory circuit for analysis of the environmental composition of the area under surveillance, and a Raspberry PI for real-time object detection. The commands for the motion of the robotic arm and the robotic body are given using a Graphical User Interphase (GUI). The effectiveness in performing perilous missions can be accomplished by the utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Real-time object detection with deep learning techniques is utilized in this robotic system to identify objects within the frame of the camera and tag the objects with the accuracy rate of computations. Data transmission and receiving is through Zigbee and Wi-Fi communication technologies. The proposed robotic system overcomes the weakness in the existing models and thus provides better support in military operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability
EditorsA. N. Reddy, D. Marla, M. N. Favorskaya, S. C. Satapathy
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789813344433
ISBN (Print)9789813344426
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2021
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability 2020 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 21 Aug 202022 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability 2020
Abbreviated titleICIMES 2020


  • Military robot
  • Object detection
  • Robotic arm
  • Search and rescue
  • Semi-autonomous
  • Zigbee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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