Reactive navigation and opportunistic localization for autonomous underground mining vehicles
Roberts, Jonathan M., Duff, Elliot S., & Corke, Peter (2002) Reactive navigation and opportunistic localization for autonomous underground mining vehicles. Information Sciences, 145(1/2), pp. 127-146.
This paper describes an autonomous navigation system for a large underground mining vehicle. The control architecture is based on a robust reactive wall-following behaviour. To make it purposeful we provide driving hints derived from an approximate nodal-map. For most of the time, the vehicle is driven with weak localization (odometry). This need only be improved at intersections where decisions must be made – a technique we refer to as opportunistic localization. The paper briefly reviews absolute and relative navigation strategies, and describes an implementation of a reactive navigation system on a 30 tonne Load-Haul-Dump truck. This truck has achieved full-speed autonomous operation at an artificial test mine, and subsequently, at a operational underground mine.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Mining, Wall-following, Relative navigation, Reactive navigation, Localization, Automation, Scanning range laser, Nodal-map|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)|
|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
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||01 Sep 2010 01:32|
|Last Modified:||12 Sep 2014 04:15|
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