Dragline automation: Experimental evaluation through productivity trial
Corke, Peter, Winstanley, C, Dunbabin, M., & Roberts, J. (2006) Dragline automation: Experimental evaluation through productivity trial. In Field and Service Robotics. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 459-468.
Since 1993 we have been working on the automation of dragline excavators, the largest earthmoving machines that exist. Recently we completed a large-scale experimental program where the automation system was used for production purposes over a two week period and moved over 200,000 tonnes of overburden. This is a landmark achievement in the history of automated excavation. In this paper we briefly describe the robotic system and how it works cooperatively with the machine operator. We then describe our methodology for gauging machine performance, analyze results from the production trial and comment on the effectiveness of the system that we have created. Â© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2010 16:18|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:14|
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