Robotic mine management

The mining industry features an increasing use of digital technologies, first of all, in total or partial automation of control system for machines—dump trucks, excavators, drilling rigs, process monitoring drones, etc. The main objective is to prevent mine personnel from operation in hazardous working conditions and to enhance efficiency of production. Some manufacturers create concept equipment designs toward completely unmanned operation. The control of such equipment is based on the satellite positioning system and wireless data transmission networks. The use of robotic technology can significantly improve mining. However, for the fullest use of all the advantages of robotic equipment, it is necessary to develop and implement automatic production control systems. This article analyzes modern systems of automated design, production preparation and engineering analysis. The changes in the management structure of a robotic mine are revealed. The relationship between mine planning and management is determined. A generalized data exchange scheme in a robotic system is composed.

Keywords: robotic system, automated system, mine management, mine planning and design, cyber-physical system, robotic control, human factor, data exchange, mine management structure.
For citation:

Nagovitsyn O. V., Voznyak M. G. Robotic mine management. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(5—1):326—335. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_51_0_326.

Issue number: 5
Year: 2021
Page number: 326-335
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.012:681.3.01:519.67
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_51_0_326
Article receipt date: 27.01.2021
Date of review receipt: 29.03.2021
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.04.2021
About authors:

Nagovitsyn O. V.1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Deputy Director,;
Voznyak M. G.1, engineer-researcher,;
1 Mining Institute of Kola Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, Russia.


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