Aerial Robotics for Mining

Aerial Robotics for Mining

In this project we aim to develop UAV based monitoring and data acquisition solutions that enable efficient and timely decision-making for mine-to-mill process optimisation. This involves monitoring drilling and blasting practices for real-time rock fragmentation analysis, monitoring and assessing ore dilution in post-blast muck piles and inspection and monitoring of surface excavations and earthworks. The combination of UAV and sensing technologies in this project will help to enable continuous mining process control and optimisation.

 

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University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies