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A Survey in Automation of Earth-moving Machines
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Embedded Internet Systems Lab.
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The earth-moving machines are used in many industries such as mining, construction,forestry, agriculture and cleaning. In underground mines, wheel loadersor LHD machines are used to move the blasted rock to a dumping site oronto a dumper truck. In presence of a nearby dumping truck, the wheel loaderis said to be operating in a short loading cycle. This research work concernswith moving of fragmented rock by a wheel loader in a short loading cycle.Three decades of research efforts in automation for bucket loading operationhas not yet yielded in any commercial fully autonomous system for this applicationdue to the complexity of bucket-environment interactions. In this report,the challenges in automation and remote-operation of earth-moving machineshave been highlighted. A survey in different areas of research within the scopeof the project is conducted and knowledge gaps have been identified to give thedirection to future work. A plan of actions is made to conduct the proposedresearch starting from a basic remote control setup to a more advanced assistedremote control operation for a wheel loader in short loading cycle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2015. , 34 p.
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
Research subject
Industrial Electronics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-21987Local ID: 10a25db6-85e8-4a77-82f4-d06501651bdfISBN: 978-91-7583-317-0 (PDF)OAI: diva2:995035
Godkänd; 2015; 20150427 (siddad)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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