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.

  Junior researchers  at the underground milestone experiment from left to right( S. Grehl, F. Güth, F. Günther, S. Varga, R. Lösch)












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. M. Sc. Frederic Güth

Junior Researchers Speaker


Telefon +49 3731 - 39 2807
Frederic [dot] Guethatesm [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

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A week ago, our robot Julius was on display at the Night of Science and Economy. He was very centrally located on the campus in the Neue Mensa. … weiterlesen

From 03 to 06 June 2019, the junior researcher Franziska Günther took part in the 39th APCOM on the topic "Mining Goes Digital" in Wroclaw, Poland. … weiterlesen

Also in this year the project members of ARIDuA took part in the 70th BHT - Freiberger Universitätsforum. For the first time, after an introductory lecture by the professors, the participants were taken on a tour around the campus. … weiterlesen

Robot Julius in the Research and training mine
This week the experiments for the second milestone of the ARIDuA project were carried out. … weiterlesen

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