The ACFR has extensive expertise in the mining sector. We have developed a wide range of algorithmic, sensing, and vehicle systems that has supported our mining industry over the last 20 years.
Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation
The Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA) was formed within the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at the University of Sydney in July 2007 with the aim of assisting Rio Tinto in the development of its vision of a fully autonomous, remotely operated mine.
The Mine Intelligent Vehicles and Safety Systems Group focuses on the development of algorithms, sensors and system models to provide situational awareness capabilities for the prediction of vehicle movement and the estimation of risk.
Sensors for Mining
The ACFR has developed and commercialised a number novel sensing systems for mine applications.
- 35GHz Radar Sensor
- DSS Chirp Radar
- High Power Noise Radar
- 94GHz Dual Polarisation Radar
- Industrial Radar Scanners
- Ultra High Resolution Radar