Larger cost reductions are possible when combining AR visualization with software for optimized system maintenance (up to 35% by reduced downtime and optimized maintenance).
The resulting mixed reality product will illustrate technical steps for quicker and more informed decisions towards autonomous mining.
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Mine digitalization (Mining 4.0) is identified as key technology for success, while Mixed Reality (MR) is the most promising way to enable users to leverage all benefits to improve operational efficiencies, by integration of real world and virtual world in one 3D/4D environment.
By use of already existing MR hardware the development of specific solutions for selected underground mining issues, including an overall enterprise data infrastructure, is planned within HoloMine.
The pilot solutions will clearly evidence that mixed reality solutions are perfect for enabling rapid shaft and roadway inspection, machine maintenance, 3D model visualization and quick decision-making. The mine will become a completely new canvas for everyone to understand and explore, to learn, communicate and interact with.
Mine automation and digitalization (known as Mining 4.0, Smart Mining or Intelligent Mining) is one of the key technologies for successful mining business of the future. The integration of real world and virtual world in one 3D/4D environment is one of the door opening technologies on this way, in particular to gain useful information out of big data packages.
Latest technology for realization is the Microsoft HoloLens; first application for different use cases from gaming industry through consumer applications to serious industrial applications are already available.
The following work packages help to transform HoloMine from an idea into a real product:
HOLOMINE will be represented by RobiticEyes with a booth at the EIT Expert Forum as part of the Raw Materials Sector on January 20th to 21st, 2020 at the Arts Exhibition Center, Leoben. Exploration, mining and mineral processing involves the collection and analysis of vast quantities of data from various scales of observation and over variable timeframes. As the digitalisation of the sector is progressing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL),…
To implement our HoloMine system and prepare it for Augmented / Mixed Reality, several use cases were identified.
The use cases focus on possible scenarios and help us to achieve certain technical goals. They describe what can happen in terms of content when trying to achieve the goal and abstract from specific technical solutions and help with the development of requirements with which the system development can be controlled.
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