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Detectron / Drone




One of the major risks in underground mining is the accumulation of hazardous gases, like explosive methane and toxic carbon monoxide. There are stationary and handy gas sensors to prevent accumulation but both remain incapable of being flexible and efficient in big facilities. Consequently, many people still die due to gas-related accidents in underground mines.

Detectrone is a drone designed for the safety of underground mines. It detects various gases, directs people in case of emergencies, and maps the tunnels in 3D. Due to its mobility, Detectrone can monitor hazardous gases over a wide area, and communicate with other drones to work efficiently.

A promising solution in the mining industry.
I would like to give my thanks to the iF jury for supporting my idea which can raise awareness about miners who work under very difficult conditions. I am honored to be appreciated by the jury. My inspiration for Detectrone was the Soma Mine Accident in 2014, which caused the deaths of more than 300 workers in a facility with poor safety conditions.
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Izmir Technology Institute

Izmir Technology Institute
Izmir, Turkey

Aybars Senyildiz,
Izmir Technology Institute