Mining robotics

Robotics and automation have a significant role to play in improving the productivity and safety of mining operations, above and below ground. Automation in mining refers to quite a range of topics, from making the haul trucks move across fields by themselves, to creating algorithms that ensure drilling and sorting material is able to be streamlined. The processes involved in creating these solutions involve image segmentation and recognition, machine learning, gps data aggregation and a large amount of control systems.

QUT’s roboticists are forerunners in research will have a major impact on the global mining industry, dramatically improving existing mining operations and facilitating automation in underground environments.

We welcome industry collaborations in this field. For more information about collaborating with our team, please contact us.

Projects

Automation-enabling positioning for underground mining

Advance Queensland Innovation Partnership

The project offers potential solutions to the challenge of accurately estimating the position of vehicles in underground mining environments.

Team

Distinguished Professor Peter Corke
Distinguished Professor Peter Corke
Director, QUT Centre for Robotics
Professor Michael Milford
Professor Michael Milford
Deputy Director, QUT Centre for Robotics
Associate Professor Thierry Peynot
Associate Professor Thierry Peynot
Associate Professor & Mining3 Chair in Robotics
 Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir
Director, QUT Research Engineering Facility
Dr Adam Jacobson
Dr Adam Jacobson
Research Fellow [Alumni now at Caterpillar as an Automation Engineering Specialist]

Partners and Collaborators