News

DMC projects communication & dissemination on XXII Mineral Aggregates Conference

On April 27-29, 2022, the XXII Mineral Aggregates Conference (XXII Konferencja Kruszywa Mineralne) was held in Kudowa Zdrój. The DMC team actively participated in this event poster session, promoting AMICOS & ECHO projects, co-financed by EIT Raw Materials.

Group picture
Continue reading “DMC projects communication & dissemination on XXII Mineral Aggregates Conference”

DMC on XXXI School of Underground Exploitation

The 31st edition of the School of Underground Exploitation (Szkoła Eksploatacji Podziemnej) conference took place in Krakow from 11 to 13 April. 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. As usual, the sessions covered a wide thematic spectrum, ranging from the education of future raw materials industry workforce to IT solutions enhancing production processes in mining.

Group photo taken during Gala Session in Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Cracow.
Continue reading “DMC on XXXI School of Underground Exploitation”

AMICOS team is getting ready to rock!

Yesterday the team of AMICOS project held a very interesting and fruitful meeting. Since the last year of the project has started, we are getting ready to show the world what we are capable of. Around the middle of this year we will perform final demonstrations of our system regarding three separate use cases. Stay tuned, more announcements will appear soon, and it will be exciting!

AMICOS team discussing the last details for the finalization of the platform.

ECHO Project pilot coordination in KGHM

On the 23rd of February, the DMC team visited the KGHM Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine and had the opportunity to discuss the issues related to the Lekatech Electric Hammer (LEH) assembly in the operational conditions of an underground mine.

Continue reading “ECHO Project pilot coordination in KGHM”

The #ECHO project has started!

On February 11~$^{th}$-13~$^{th}$ we have launched the ECHO – Electrical Computerised Hammering Operator project. The kick-off meeting was organized online by the Leader of the project, Lekatech Oy. During this two-day session, we had the opportunity to talk about the project goals, share ideas, and develop the best practices for defined tasks implementation. Many thanks to all participants for a very productive meeting.

Continue reading “The #ECHO project has started!”

Hand-held visual SLAM for AMICOS

We are extremely proud of our friends from Fondazione Bruno Kessler for deveolping such an amazing technology of handheld SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) device based on stereo vision. Look at these examplary results.

A view of the produced 3D dense point cloud.
Continue reading “Hand-held visual SLAM for AMICOS”

DMC articles in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

23-25 June 2021, the Conference of PhD Students and Young Scientists was held. The conference enables young scientists from all over the world to exchange scientific and technical experiences and ideas in four thematic panels – Mining, Earth and Space Sciences, Geoengineering, and Geoinformation. The research results of DMC members have been published as part of the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science in 11 articles.

List of articles:
https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1755-1315/942/1?gridset=show

Banasiewicz, Aleksandra; Wroblewski, Adam; Gola, Sebastian

Preliminary sources identification of nitric oxide (NO) emissions in underground mine Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012019, 2021.

Links

Wroblewski, Adam; Banasiewicz, Aleksandra; Gola, Sebastian

Heat Balance Determination Methods for Mining Areas in Underground Mines - A Review Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012011, 2021.

Links

Goralczyk, Mateusz; Michalak, Anna; Sliwinski, Pawel

Drill bit deterioration estimation with the Random Forest Regressor Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012013, 2021.

Links

Zietek, Bartlomiej; Wodecki, Jacek; Michalak, Anna; Sliwinski, Pawel

Drill bit state-oriented drilling process classification with time-series data for wheeled drilling rigs Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012010, 2021.

Links

Rudzki, Pawel; Krot, Pavlo

Dynamics control of powered hydraulic roof supports in the underground longwall mining complex Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012014, 2021.

Links

Michalak, Anna; Wodecki, Jacek

Parametric simulator of cyclic and non-cyclic impulsive vibration signals for diagnostic research applications Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012015, 2021.

Links

Wodecki, Jacek; Michalak, Anna

Fault-related impulsive component detection for vibration-based diagnostics in the presence of random impulsive noise Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012016, 2021.

Links

Zimroz, Pawel; Shiri, Hamid; Wodecki, Jacek

Analysis of the vibro-acoustic data from test rig -comparison of acoustic and vibrational methods Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012017, 2021.

Links

Zimroz, Pawel; Wroblewski, Adam; Trybala, Pawel

Detection of a predefined acoustic pattern by a measurement system on a drone and its application to search for a missing man in an underground mine Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012018, 2021.

Links

Shiri, Hamid; Wodecki, Jacek

Analysis of the sound signal to fault detection of bearings based on Variational Mode Decomposition Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012020, 2021.

Links

Trybala, Pawel

LiDAR-based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in an underground mine in Złoty Stok, Poland Journal Article

In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 942, no. 1, pp. 012035, 2021.

Links

Innovation in the copper industry

On 18 November 2021, an interdisciplinary scientific conference entitled: “Innovation in the copper industry” was held, organized by Jan Wyżykowski University and Centrum Badań Jakości sp. z. o.o. The theme of the conference concerned the presentation of research and project work related to the development of the copper industry. During the event, Professor Radosław Zimroz in his presentation “Interdisciplinary research and technology development at the GGG PWR Department for sustainable use of raw materials on the example of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.”, presented innovative solutions from the project: OPMO, AMICOS, and SafeMe4Mine.

Continue reading “Innovation in the copper industry”

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.
Continue reading “New AMICOS movie”