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The Design, Development and Operation of an Autonomous Robotic Excavator

  • David A. Bradley
  • Derek W. Seward
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Part of the International Series on Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 18)

Abstract

Foundations, general earthworks and earth removal are all major activities within the mining and construction industries and are tasks involving what would seem to be a series of repetitive operations on the part of the machine operator. Additionally, much of the plant and machinery involved in these activities has a kinematic configuration very similar to that of many industrial robots, as suggested by figure 1 which compares a generalised anthropomorphic robot arm with the two most common forms of excavator geometry.

Keywords

Global Position System Target Point Soil Removal Controller Area Network Artificial Intelligence System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Bradley
    • 1
  • Derek W. Seward
    • 2
  1. 1.SEECSUniversity of WalesGwyneddUK
  2. 2.Engineering DepartmentLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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