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Ayush Sura

Skyline High SchoolClass of 2024Sammamish, Washington


My name is Ayush Sura, and I am an award-winning, aspiring aerospace engineer with a passion for integrating humanitarian relief efforts with cutting-edge aerospace engineering technologies. I have extensive research and a strong interest in robotic engineering and drone autonomy, and I hope to use these fields to help advance the world and make it a better place for everyone. My research has focused on the design and development of autonomous drones equipped with computer vision and machine learning algorithms for detecting landmines. By leveraging the latest advances in aerospace/robotic engineering and computer science, I have been able to create cost-effective and highly accurate solutions for clearing landmines in civilian areas. Through my work, I hope to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by landmines, who often face significant challenges in building their communities and livelihoods. I believe that by developing innovative technologies that can be used for humanitarian purposes, we can create a more just and equitable world for all. If you're interested in learning more about my research or connecting with me to explore new opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm always looking for new collaborations and ways to meet new people. Awards : 'Innovator Award' at 7th Annual Polygence Symposium October 2022. US Air Force Research Award and US Army Research award at Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. April 2023


  • "Landmine Locater" with mentor Spencer (May 23, 2023)

Project Portfolio

Landmine Locater

Started Dec. 14, 2021

Abstract or project description

Active landmines that are left as remnants of wars, have been plaguing countries for decades. Annually, 5,000 people die per year at the hand of landmines and 30,000 Afghanis have been killed by landmines since 1978, with children being a vast majority of the victims. The current methods of solving this problem use expensive, ground-penetrating-radar equipped vehicles that are not designed for civilian use. With the use of a cost effective, civilian operated, landmine solution such as mine, people can clear out plots of land for landmines with the assurance that no destruction will occur. Through the use of computer vision, my drone will be able to maximize the success rate of detection with a identifying algorithm using the camera and field-of -view.