Mixed Reality in Mining
Mixed reality visualization allows to reduce shaft inspection and machine maintenance cost by 15%, but there are few solutions available. 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.
By the 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 show that mixed reality solutions are perfect for enabling rapid shaft and roadway inspection, machine maintenance, 3D model visualization, and quick decision-making.
The mine environment will become an entirely new canvas for all stakeholders to understand, investigate, learn, communicate and interact with.
01/2019 – 06/2022
EIT RawMaterials – Upscaling
Montanuniversität Leoben (Partner), DMT, LTU Business, Robotic Eyes, Sandvik, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, Technische Universität Graz, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg;
Chair of Automation – Paul O’Leary
Total: € 1.787.203
Montanuniversität Leoben: € 29.985