Automatic Three-dimensional Underground Mine Mapping

Daniel Huber and Nicolas Vandapel
The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, 2006, pp. 7-17.


Abstract
For several years, our research group has been developing methods for automated modeling of three-dimensional (3D) environments. In September 2002, we were given the opportunity to demonstrate our mapping capability in an underground coal mine. The opportunity arose as a result of the Quecreek mine accident, in which an inaccurate map caused miners to breach an abandoned, water-filled mine, trapping them for several days. Our field test illustrates the feasibility and potential of high-resolution 3D mapping of an underground coal mine using a cart-mounted 3D laser scanner. In this paper we present our experimental setup, the automatic 3D modeling method used, and the results of the field test.

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Text Reference
Daniel Huber and Nicolas Vandapel, "Automatic Three-dimensional Underground Mine Mapping," The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, 2006, pp. 7-17.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Huber_2006_5476,
   author = "Daniel Huber and Nicolas Vandapel",
   title = "Automatic Three-dimensional Underground Mine Mapping",
   journal = "The International Journal of Robotics Research",
   pages = "7-17",
   publisher = "sage publications",
   month = "January",
   year = "2006",
   volume = "25",
   number = "1",
}