Dragline automation: experimental evaluation through productivity trial

Corke, Peter, Winstanley, C, Dunbabin, Matthew, & Roberts, Jonathan M. (2006) Dragline automation: experimental evaluation through productivity trial. In Field and Service Robotics. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 459-468.

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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. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

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ID Code: 32648
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/10991459_44
ISBN: 978-3-540-32801-8
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2010 06:18
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:13

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