Robotics for the mining industry
Corke, Peter, Roberts, Jonathan M., & Winstanley, Graeme (1997) Robotics for the mining industry. In de Almedia, Anibal T. & Khatib, Oussama (Eds.) Autonomous Robotic Systems. Springer-Verlag, pp. 163-181.
The mining industry is highly suitable for the application of robotics and automation technology since the work is both arduous and dangerous. However, while the industry makes extensive use of mechanisation it has shown a slow uptake of automation. A major cause of this is the complexity of the task, and the limitations of existing automation technology which is predicated on a structured and time invariant working environment. Here we discuss the topic of mining automation from a robotics and computer vision perspective — as a problem in sensor based robot control, an issue which the robotics community has been studying for nearly two decades. We then describe two of our current mining automation projects to demonstrate what is possible for both open-pit and underground mining operations.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Robotics, Automation, Mining, Sensors, Robot control|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||© Copyright 1998 by Springer-Verlag|
|Deposited On:||13 Apr 2015 23:48|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2015 23:48|
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