Autonomous hot metal carrier

Tews, Ashley, Pradalier, Cedric, & Roberts, Jonathan M. (2007) Autonomous hot metal carrier. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'07), IEEE, Rome, Italy, pp. 1176-1182.

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This paper reports work involved with the automation of a Hot Metal Carrier — a 20 tonne forklift-type vehicle used to move molten metal in aluminium smelters. To achieve efficient vehicle operation, issues of autonomous navigation and materials handling must be addressed. We present our complete system and experiments demontrating reliable operation. One of the most significant experiments was five-hours of continuous operation where the vehicle travelled over 8 km and conducted 60 load handling operations. We also describe an experiment where the vehicle and autonomous operation were supervised from the other side of the world via a satellite phone network.

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ID Code: 83106
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fork lift trucks, Industrial robots, Metallurgy, Mobile robots, Navigation
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2007.363144
ISBN: 1424406013
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2015 04:31
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 01:39

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