Robust sensing for a 3,500 tonne field robot

Roberts, Jonathan M., Pennerath, Frederic, Corke, Peter I., & Winstanley, Graeme J. (1999) Robust sensing for a 3,500 tonne field robot. In Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 1999), IEEE, Detroit, The United States of America, pp. 2723-2728.

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The mining industry is highly suitable for the application of robotics and automation technology since the work is arduous, dangerous and often repetitive. This paper discusses a robust sensing system developed to find and trade the position of the hoist ropes of a dragline. Draglines are large `walking cranes' used in open-pit coal mining to remove the material covering the coal seam. The rope sensing system developed uses two time-of-flight laser scanners. The finding algorithm uses a novel data association and tracking strategy based on pairing rope data.

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ID Code: 83399
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Computer vision, Industrial robots, Robot sensing systems, Sensors, Tracking, Mining
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.1999.774009
ISBN: 0780351800
ISSN: 1050-4729
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 IEEE
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2015 00:18
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:01

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