DUCHBLICK project closure
Due to the increasing dissemination of simple instructions for preparing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Germany and Austria face serious threats to public security. Yet, technologies available to security forces only offer limited possibilities. The objective of the bilateral German-Austrian project DURCHBLICK was to investigate a robot-assisted, high-performance multi-sensor system to be used in such difficult settings. A key element was to enable novel sensor systems for deployment, which until then had not been available for this purpose before. It was an essential issue that also objects that are accessible from only one side can be examined.