New AMICOS movie

You can now enjoy a new short movie summarising the recent effects of our work on developing prototypes of mobile inspection robots in the scope of the AMICOS project, and trying them out in various scenarios. The potential of implementing mobile robotics in the assessment of technical conditions of underground mines’ infrastructure is difficult to overestimate, but a lot of work must be still done to utilise the possibilities, which the newest technological advancements give us. In the AMICOS project, we create a fertile ground for the introduction of autonomous UAVs and UGVs in the raw materials sector to be used in smart mapping and inspection missions in the underground environment. The use-cases presented in the movie, are:

  • detection of malfunctioning idlers of a belt conveyor,
  • general inspection of infrastructure used for crushing and transportation of excavated material,
  • detection of humans with RGB and IR cameras based on state-of-the-art AI algorithms,
  • simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) performed in underground corridors,
  • creation of interactive maps with the use of data acquired by a mobile robotic platform.
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Visit at the School of Underground Exploitation conference

The 30th edition of the School of Underground Exploitation (Szkoła Eksploatacji Podziemnej) conference took place in Krakow from 27 to 29 September. DMC team joined other scientists, policy-makers, representatives of mining companies, and technology providers from Poland and abroad to present the effects of the most recent work performed in the scope of EIT Raw Materials projects. The main theme of the event was “Transformation of hard coal mining”, and the catchword “Mining will always be … but differently” could be repeatedly heard during the individual session panels, nonetheless the multitude of sessions’ topics ranged from the education of future raw materials industry workforce to IT solutions enhancing production processes in mining.

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