Kyiv Polytechnic Lyceum student wins gold award for landmine detection quadcopter

During Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, young Ukrainian researchers and innovators had to reorient their engineering developments for military use.

Ihor Klymenko, student at the Polytechnic Lyceum under the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI), won a gold award at the virtual Malaysia Technology Expo (MTI) that took place on March 21-25, 2022. He developed a landmine detection quadcopter capable of quickly pinpointing dangerous explosives.

This drone has some benefits that are not related to flight: it is compact and portable, fitting into a regular backpack. It also minimises human involvement, therefore possibly saving the lives of deminers.

Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) is one of the largest exhibitions of technology and innovation in Southeast Asia, which annually brings together inventors from more than 30 countries. MTE aims to inspire, educate and raise young inventors and innovators, nurturing the next generation of technopreneurs so that their ideas and developments could continue a journey to a better future. Participants in the event demonstrate their developments to scientists, representatives of international corporations, engineers and investors.