ESF Junior Research Group ARIDuA

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Autonomous robots and the Internet of Things in underground mining

The interdisciplinary ESF Junior Research Group ARIDuA is conducting research on the topic “Autonomous robots and the Internet of Things in underground mining” (Autonome Roboter und Internet der Dinge in untertägigen Anlagen). Beginning 1st of July 2017 and running until June 2020, the project is funded by the Free State of Saxony and the European Social Funds (ESF). The current group speaker is Prof. Helmut Mischo, Chair for Underground Mining Methods.

  Gruppenbild alle Mitarbeiter des ARIDuA Projektes auf dem Gelände der Reichen Zeche














ARIDuA is divided into six work packages where each junior researcher will work on a specialised topic. Five institutes are involved with five professors who are responsible for mentoring the junior researchers.

Project objectives

Identification of the robot's core properties for planned applications

Development of new methods and technologies for smart-mining-environments with IoT infrastructure and determining robot applications

Use of a prototype robot in the research and teaching mine of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Investigation of the role of robots in installing, maintaining, rearranging and removing of IoT infrastructure in underground mining

Junior researchers achieving PhD qualifications and completing individual advanced training

Investigation of synergetic effects between robotics and IoT

Further Information


Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mischo

Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mischo

Junior Research Group Speaker


Telefon +49 3731 39-2044
Helmut [dot] Mischoatmabb [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Steve Grehl

Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Steve Grehl

Junior Researchers Speaker


Telefon +49 3731 39-3292
Steve [dot] Grehlatinformatik [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

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Junior researchers at the underground milestone experiment
In the ARIDuA project, several underground experiments were carried out in the Research and teaching mine of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg to reach the first milestone on 1 June 2018. … weiterlesen
The junior researcher Sebastian Varga presented the project ARIDuA and the state of research especially in work packages 3 and 4 at the 19th Geokinematic Day at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. weitere Informationen
Presentation AIMS Aachen title slide
At the AIMS First International Conference Mines of the Future in Aachen, the junior researcher Franziska Günther presented the ARIDuA project and the status of research in the project. weitere Informationen
On 23 May, the junior researcher Franziska Günther will present the goals and first results of the ARIDuA project, in particular work package 1, at the First International Conference "Mines of the Future" at the RTWH Aachen. weitere Informationen
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