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.