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[DPRG] Robotic mine exploration and mapping

Subject: [DPRG] Robotic mine exploration and mapping
From: David P. Anderson dpa at io.isem.smu.edu
Date: Thu Apr 6 13:55:57 CDT 2006

Howdy

Some interesting links:

Robotic mine mapping
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~3D/mines/groundhog/
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Autonomous_Robot_Explores_and_Maps_Abandoned_Coal_Mine.html

Robotics Institute: Towards Topological Exploration of Abandoned Mines
http://www.ri.cmu.edu/pubs/pub_5317.html

The Sandia RATLER
http://www.sandia.gov/isrc/minerobot.html

Multi-robot mine exploration program:
http://robots.stanford.edu/videos.html

An Autonomous Robotic System for Mapping Abandoned Mines
http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~burgard/postscripts/ferguson-nips03.pdf

Mine rovers:
http://www.discoveryminer.com/BOTSITE2/Page_61.html

Looks like lots of work going on in this area.

cheers
dpa


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