This year’s International Conference on Robots and Automated Systems – IROS took place in Deajeon, South Korea. The Mining-RoX team published a paper titled “Estimating Perturbation from Experience using Neural Networks and Information Transfer” and a poster at the workshop “State Estimation and Terrain Perception” entitled “A Comparing View on Robot Odometry in Underground Mining “. […]

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The task of localization without a global reference system is often difficult in indoor environments. Thus, the Mining-RoX team is actively developing solutions for visual localization technologies. Latest result of an improved method for camera-based indoor localization (smartphone) were presented at the “Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)” conference in Madrid, Spain from 4-7 October. […]

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From the 30th of June to the 3rd of July, the RoboCup celebrated its 20th anniversary at the exhibition centre Leipzig. With 3.500 participants from 45 different countries the audience was as diverse as the last years. Besides the differences in age and origin, all of them were united by one feeling: love towards the […]

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The BHT took place again at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg this year. From 8th to 10th of June several speakers from economics and science presented their new products, procedures and developments in the area of mining, metallurgy, geo-engineering and geo-science on the basis of the motto “lifting treasures – innovative methods, processes, technologies”. Besides the […]

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Last week a conference with the dynamic title: “THE ARCTIC REGION – GEO-RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC & POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS” took place at the “Alte Mensa” of the TU-Freiberg. Among the invited guests were renowned politicians and business representatives from Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway and Russia. In front of the crowd, inter alia with students […]

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The 12th Girls’ Day of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg took place on the 28th April 2016. Girls from all over Saxony came to visit the university and to get familiar with courses from the fields of natural science and engineering. After a brief greeting and general introduction, the girls were divided into their groups. Prior […]

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At the Hannover fair 2016, “Julius” proved that it’s capable of more than the exploration of abandoned mines and distributing or gathering WLAN stations. The Hannover fair is one of the largest and most important industrial fairs in the world which takes place every year for five days in the city of Hannover. The project […]

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The project Mining-RoX will showcase their research activities at Hannover Messe (25th to 29th April 2016) in Hannover, Germany. You can find us in hall 2, stand A38. We also show our robot Julius. Visit us to get your updates on the project. You can make an appointment to plan your visit: marvin.ferber@informatik.tu-freiberg.de The project […]

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Traditionally the last shift of the year is called the “Mettenschicht” by the German miners. This particularly task was pending for old hand Alexander and for his bigger brother Julius for the first time. The latter was set up by project staff Marc Donner and Steve Grehl over the last weeks. Alexander conducted experiments at […]

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Experts from 25 nations met on this year’s 23rd mining conference “Mine planning and Equipment Selection” to present their results in research and development. The conference took place at the “Sandton Conference Center” in the center of Johannesburg from the 9th to the 11th November. The mapping skills of the research platform “Alexander” were presented […]

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