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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 IEEE, IEEE, San Francisco,CA.

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Abstract

This paper 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
Keywords: robotic vehicles, reactive navigation system
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
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2010 16:37
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 22:26

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