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JRM Vol.30 No.6 pp. 1004-1013
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2018.p1004
(2018)

Development Report:

Field Experiment Report for Verification of Abandoned Lignite Mines by Robotic Exploration System

Hiroyasu Miura*1, Ayaka Watanabe*1, Masayuki Okugawa*1, Susumu Kurahashi*2, Masamitsu Kurisu*3, and Takahiko Miura*4

*1Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology
1247 Yachigusa, Yakusa-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi 470-0392, Japan

*2Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology
1247 Yachigusa, Yakusa-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi 470-0392, Japan

*3Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
5 Senju-Asahi-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-8551, Japan

*4Department of Solution, Sanritz Automation Co., Ltd.
7-47-1 Kotobuki-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi 471-0834, Japan

Received:
February 28, 2018
Accepted:
October 2, 2018
Published:
December 20, 2018
Keywords:
abandoned lignite mines, field experiment report, robotic exploration system
Abstract
Field Experiment Report for Verification of Abandoned Lignite Mines by Robotic Exploration System

Robotic exploration in abandoned lignite mine

The risk of collapse and subsidence of abandoned lignite mines has been noted in the Tokai region of Japan. The cavity-filling process by local governments has been ongoing. There is no cavity map in the abandoned lignite mines, and it is necessary to understand and explore the underground space in order to estimate the amount of filling material needed. By request from Mitake-cho in Gifu Prefecture, we received the opportunity to explore the inside of an abandoned lignite mine using our robotic system. Prior to the exploration of the actual abandoned lignite mine, as a feasibility study, an experimental test field that simulated the elements of the abandoned lignite mine was prepared outdoors. Some experiments were performed and the robotic exploration system was evaluated in this study. This paper describes the lessons learned from the feasibility study.

Cite this article as:
H. Miura, A. Watanabe, M. Okugawa, S. Kurahashi, M. Kurisu, and T. Miura, “Field Experiment Report for Verification of Abandoned Lignite Mines by Robotic Exploration System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.30, No.6, pp. 1004-1013, 2018.
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