Autonomous control of underground mining vehicles using reactive navigation

Roberts, Jonathan M., Duff, Elliot S., Corke, Peter, Sikka, Pavan, Winstanley, Graeme J., & Cunningham, Jock (2000) Autonomous control of underground mining vehicles using reactive navigation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2000), IEEE, San Francisco, CA.

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Describes how many of the navigation techniques developed by the robotics research community over the last decade may be applied to a class of underground mining vehicles (LHDs and haul trucks). We review the current state-of-the-art in this area and conclude that there are essentially two basic methods of navigation applicable. We describe an implementation of a reactive navigation system on a 30 tonne LHD which has achieved full-speed operation at a production mine.

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ID Code: 32737
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: robotic vehicles, reactive navigation system
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2000.845322
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
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2010 06:37
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 07:39

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