QUT ePrints

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.

View at publisher

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

0 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
0 citations in Web of Science®

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

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: 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

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page