Autonomous robots and the Internet of Things in underground mining

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Work packages and staff members

Connected work packages in the ARIDuA project The closely connected work packages are described in the following. In the diagram below, intersections between involved people and accountabilities as well as the current interactions are shown. Work on the packages will be conducted in an interdisciplinary manner under the guidance and responsibility of the professor related to each work package.

The main tasks of each work package and the responsible staff members are presented in the following:


► WP 1 – Definition of core properties

  • Robot Julius working in a dangerous environment, where is no access for men – a possible application for an autonomous robot. © Eckardt MildnerDetermining desired core properties of applicable robot platforms, sensor equipment and handling of the systems
  • Define user specifications of relevant abilities and possibilities for robot platforms optimised for different applications

  • Determining specifications of using robots in producing mines

Professor

Junior Researcher

Institute of Mining and Special Civil Engineering

Chair for Underground Mining Methods

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mischo

Ms. Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Günther

F [dot] Guentheratmabb [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

☎ +49 3731 – 39 3847

► WP 2 – Sensor integration and long-term measurements

  • Installed SmartSensorBox (blue) in a drift in the Research and Teaching Mine.Implementation of standardised and modular sensor platform

  • Configuration of applicable power supplies for long-term measurements

  • Software development e.g. for data compression

 Professor

Junior Researcher

Institute of Electronic and Sensor Materials

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Joseph

 

Mr. M.Sc. Frederic Güth

Frederic [dot] Guethatesm [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

☎ +49 3731 – 39 2807

► WP 3 – Manipulation of Smart Equipment underground

  • Steve Grehl and Franziska Wolf helping the mining robot Julius to grab the SensorBox. © Eckardt MildnerDevelopment and realization of methods for handling sensor and communication stations (“smart equipment”) through a mobile manipulator in mines
  • Methods for installing and collecting smart equipment with robots in mines

  • Development of intelligent algorithms for object detection, planning of running path and object manipulation

Professor

Junior Researcher

Institute of Computer Science

Chair for Virtual Reality and Multimedia Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Jung

Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Steve Grehl

steve [dot] grehlatinformatik [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

☎ +49 3731 – 39 3292

►WP 4 – Automated detection of veins underground

  •  Automated data acquisition, processing and analysis of data recorded with a measuring vehicleMeasuring vehicle for automated geological mapping underground

  • Blockwise characterization of the heat of the place by the use of the whole of the pixel information

  • Classification of the ore vein

  • Calculation probability of occurrence of a rock class per pixel

Professor

Junior Researcher

Institute for Mine Surveying and Geodesy

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Benndorf

 

Mr. M.Sc. Sebastian Varga

Vargasatmabb [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

☎ +49 3731 – 39 2802

► WP 5 – Robot navigation in instrumented environments and during first descent

  • Informationshaushalt des Forschungsroboters Julius beim Einsatz untertage: Das Bild zeigt eine Visualisierung der vom Roboter aufgenommenen Daten. Dabei steht der Roboter in einer visualisierten Strecke. Im weiteren Verlauf der Strecke ist der nächste Zielpunkt des Roboters zu erkennen. Unmittelbar neben dem Roboter sind die von ihm erkundeten Grenzen der Strecke mit farbigen Linien eingetragen. Ein grauer zwischen einem blauen Bereich zeigt den möglichen Fahrweg des Roboters.Improvement of navigation underground through instrumentation

  • Further development of robot navigation as a module

  • Further development for the exploration of unknown areas

Professor

Junior Researcher

Institut of Computer Science

Chair of Virtual Reality and Multimedia Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Jung

Mr. M.Sc. Robert Lösch

Robert [dot] Loeschatinformatik [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

☎ +49 3731 - 39 3519

former junior researcher:

Mrs. M.Sc. Claudia Buhl

►WP 6 – Design of a learning framework using big data approaches for underground facilities

  • Analysis of the Big Data aspects of a mine

  • Utilization of the results from WP2 (sensor integration and long-term measurement) for the mine operator

Professor

Junior Researcher

Institute of Automation Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rehkopf

Ms. M.Sc. Nasrin Rezaei

nasrin [dot] rezaei-abadchiataut [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

☎ +49 3731 - 39 3380

 ►Student and Scientific Assistants

SHK

Institute

Task

Hannes Stapf

 

Institute of Electronic and Sensor Materials

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Joseph

Sensor check and monitoring of measuring stations

Start: 01.10.2018

Pascal Muster

 

Institute of Electronic and Sensor Materials

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Joseph

Reeingeneering and processing of sensor data

Start: 01.10.2018

Alexander Doebe

 

Institute of Electronic and Sensor Materials

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Joseph

Casing and demonstrator construction

Start: 01.11.2018

Sophia Will

 

 

Institute of Mining and Special Civil Engineering

Chair for Underground Mining Methods

Prof. Dr.-Ing Helmut Mischo

Publicity work

Start: 01.10.2018

 

Richard Weber

Institut of Computer Science

Chair of Virtual Reality and Multimedia Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Jung

Support in the implementation of
Software components on the robots

Start: 01.12.2018

Viktória Mezovská

 

Institute of Mining and Special Civil Engineering

Chair for Underground Mining Methods

Prof. Dr.-Ing Helmut Mischo

Living Lab

Start: 15.02.2019

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