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Title: Mobile robot competition. Underground mining: A challenging application in mobile robotics
Authors: Green, J
Plumb, S
Keywords: Mining robots
Robot competition
Academic competitions
ROBMECH 2011
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Green, J and Plumb, S. Mobile robot competition. Underground mining: A challenging application in mobile robotics. IEEE Africon 2011, Livingstone, Zambia, 13-15 September 2011
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8075
Abstract: This paper presents the history, current position and future aspirations of the mobile robot competition. It has been run for a number of years in the past under the guidance of National Instruments as an undergraduate competition for National Instruments based software and hardware. By 2011 it has expanded to include all levels of academia, is no longer limited in the hardware or software architecture or supplier, and also includes postgraduate students. There has also been an interest from hobbyists and industry to participate and the 4th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa has agreed to play host to the competition. As underground mining is such an important research field for robotics in South Africa, the competition has taken on an underground mining theme, and is being coordinated by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Center for Mining Innovation. As such, all the Tasks are indicative of a Task that an underground mining robot could feasibly execute. The competition aspires to grow in subsequent years in size and complexity as the universities and their teams grow in capability. In this way, the human capital moving into mining robotics will grow in number and capability, so supplying an expanding market.
Description: Copyright: 2011 IEEE. This is the post-print version of the work. Reprinted, with permission, from Green, J and Plumb, S. Mobile robot competition. Underground mining: A challenging application in mobile robotics. IEEE Africon 2011, Livingstone, Zambia, 13-15 September 2011. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of CSIR Information Services' products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6072188
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5778
ISBN: 978-1-61284-993-5
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General science, engineering & technology

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