Corke, Peter, Roberts, Jonathan, Cunningham, Jock, & Hainsworth, David (2008) Mining Robotics. In Siciliano, Bruno & Khatib, Oussama (Eds.) Springer handbook of robotics. Springer, Berlin, pp. 1127-1150.
Mining is the process of extracting mineral resources
from the Earth for commercial value. It
is an ancient human activity which can be traced
back to Palaeolithic times (43 000 years ago), where
for example the mineral hematite was mined to
produce the red pigment ochre. The importance
of many mined minerals is reflected in the names
of the major milestones in human civilizations:
the stone, copper, bronze, and iron ages. Much
later coal provided the energy that was critical
to the industrial revolution and still underpins
modern society, creating 38% of world energy
generation today. Ancient mines used human and
later animal labor and broke rock using stone
tools, heat, and water, and later iron tools. Today’s
mines are heavily mechanized with large
diesel and electrically powered vehicles, and rock
is broken with explosives or rock cutting machines.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||Available to QUT staff and students on the Library catalogue via database Lecture Notes in Computer Science Online (LNCS Online)|
|Keywords:||mining, robotics, machine design, productivity, automation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > RESOURCES ENGINEERING AND EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY (091400) > Mining Engineering (091405)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Springer|
|Deposited On:||01 Nov 2010 15:06|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:06|
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