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Alaa Khamis


Dr. Alaa Khamis is AI and Robotics Expert currently working as AI Consultant at Menya Solution, Canada and Robotics & Automation Consultant at InnoVision Systems and Sypron, Egypt. He is also Principal Consultant at Machine Intelligence and Optimization (MIO), Canada and co-founder of MENA Robotics, Egypt. Dr. Khamis received his Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from Charles III University of Madrid in 2003. He worked as Senior Research Scientist at Vestec, Inc., Director of Engineering R&I - Canada at Marques Aviation Ltd., Associate Professor at Suez University, Director of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) group at German University in Cairo, Research Assistant Professor and Cooperative Algorithms and Machine Intelligence Lecturer at University of Waterloo, Canada, Visiting Professor at Charles III University of Madrid, Spain and Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, a Visiting Researcher at University of Reading, UK and Distinguished Scholar at FH Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany. He is a Senior Member in the IEEE, editor of Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE), an associate editor for the International Journal of Robotics and Automation and founder, founder of the International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET), founder of International Workshop on Recent Advances in Robotics and Sensor Technology for Humanitarian Demining and Counter-IEDs (RST), founder of Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World and founder and chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Egypt Chapter (2015 IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year and 2012 Chapter of the Year in IEEE Region 8). His research interests include cooperative multirobot systems, autonomous systems, unmanned vehicles, smart mobility, multisensor data fusion and intelligent data analysis, combinatorial optimization and machine learning. He published 4 books, 5 book chapters, 16 technical reports and more than 70 scientific papers in refereed journal and international conferences. He also has 4 provisional US patents. For more information, please visit:

by   -   April 28, 2016

It is estimated that there are more than 110 million active mines scattered in 62 countries. The robotic competition Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World is the first outdoor robotic competition on humanitarian demining. This competition hopes to raise public awareness of landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) contamination, as well as, fostering robotics research in the area of humanitarian demining. The fifth edition of Minesweepers competition will take place October 27-30, 2016 in Zewail City for Science and Technology, Egypt.

by   -   February 27, 2015

Paul Jefferson, one of the earliest humanitarian deminers, said “a landmine is the perfect soldier: Ever courageous, never sleeps, never misses”.

by   -   November 21, 2014
Minesweepers competition arena with surface and buried mines.

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World is an outdoor robotic competition initiated by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society – Egypt Chapter that aims to raise public awareness of the seriousness of the landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) contamination and the role of science and technology in solving this serious problem. The final competition took place last month at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. 

by   -   April 28, 2014

Minesweepers International Outdoor Robotic Competition on Humanitarian Demining

Detection and removal of antipersonnel landmines is, at present, a serious problem of political, economical, environmental and humanitarian dimensions in many countries across the world. It is estimated that there are 110 million landmines in the ground right now; one for every 52 inhabitants on the planet.