Title

Innovation in Drilling Automation and Advance

Abstract

Waterjet reliability has been established over the last ten years and a range of different manufacturers are available who produce the basic equipment required. The development of robotic tools has progressed considerably in industrial concerns and while high pressure waterjet robots are now a widely marketed device they have found as yet little use in an underground environmental - perhaps because of the difficulties in roboticizing the equipment. In contrast, attempts to develop a robotic drill based on straight mechanical drilling equipment concepts are restricted by problems inherent in the methodology. It would appear that the advantages provided by each technique may overcome the major disadvantages of the complementary technique required to develop the waterjet robotic drill.

Meeting Name

Second International Conference of the Innovative Mining Systems

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

ASME, Mining & Excavation Research Institute
University of California at Berkeley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Missouri at Rolla
Pennsylvania State University

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1986 Pennsylvania State University, All rights reserved.

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