Automation of ground control in underground mining

Joe McQuerrey, Katey Matney, Steven Schafrik

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationMining Engineering
StatePublished - Apr 2021

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The robotic bolt installation project requires reimagining the bolt installation procedure that is highly reliant on the dexterity of the human operator. This project is focused only on the bolt installation. Locating the installation assembly will rely on the operator or an automated machine-positioning system. The project is funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health led by the University of Kentucky and includes programming and human-machine interactions experts from the University of Southern California. The basis of the project is to use a six-axis anthropomorphic robot in place of a human to handle drill steels,

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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