A Robotic System for Underground Coal Mining

Gary Shaffer and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92), May, 1992, pp. 633 - 638.


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Abstract
The authors describe a system that automates a continuous miner, enabling it to maneuver in highly constrained environments and cut coal without a human operator onboard. The system consists of a modified continuous miner, a laser range sensor, a SPARCstation, and control software. To date, the system has been tested on a mobile robot and on a continuous miner both above ground and in a real coal mine. The authors note that this system is the first instance of an intelligent robotic system for cutting coal.

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Text Reference
Gary Shaffer and Anthony (Tony) Stentz, "A Robotic System for Underground Coal Mining," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92), May, 1992, pp. 633 - 638.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Shaffer_1992_1224,
   author = "Gary Shaffer and Anthony (Tony) Stentz",
   title = "A Robotic System for Underground Coal Mining",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92)",
   pages = "633 - 638",
   month = "May",
   year = "1992",
   volume = "1",
}