Robot control of a 3,500 tonne mining machine

Roberts, Jonathan M., Winstanley, Graeme J., & Corke, Peter I. (1999) Robot control of a 3,500 tonne mining machine. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Workshop of Robot and Human Interaction (RO-MAN '99), IEEE, Pisa, Italy, pp. 213-218.

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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 describes the development of an automation system for a physically large and complex field robotic system - a 3,500 tonne mining machine (a dragline). The major components of the system are discussed with a particular emphasis on the machine/operator interface. A very important aspect of this system is that it must work cooperatively with a human operator, seamlessly passing the control back and forth in order to achieve the main aim - increased productivity.

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ID Code: 83444
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Automatic control, Costs, Computer vision, Industrial Robots, Mining, User interfaces, Servomechanisms
DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.1999.900342
ISBN: 0780358414
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 IEEE
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2015 00:01
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 00:01

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