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Re-Load: Robot-aided LOng-term Autonomous Drilling

Reference number
Coordinator Örebro universitet - Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 499 000
Project duration September 2016 - February 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Swedish mining and metal producing industry - SIP Swedish Mining Innovation

Purpose and goal

The ReLOAD pre-study resulted in a concept configuration of a drilling rig with autonomous reloading capacity. The design was verified both using kinematic simulations, as well as a part of a mock-up laboratory set-up. The developed software and the obtained results will be used to inform future full-scale concept implementation.

Expected results and effects

The concept vehicle designed within the ReLoad project would be capable of supplying new bolts to a drilling rig, under a predetermined set of conditions. The proposed technology would be feasible to implement, and has been proven under simplified laboratory conditions.

Planned approach and implementation

The design of the pre-study as two complementary exploration directions has resulted in a comprehensive work-cycle simulation. Through these two components we were able to estimate expected reloading times per bolt and expected success rate of reloading for different vehicle configurations. This has resulted in a baseline for future concept designs and full-scale implementations.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-02602

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