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-Terex O&K Mining GmbH

Excavator Online Trajectory

Autonomous excavation is a research goal of the Terex O&K Mining company. Therefore a first step to is to research methods to aid human excavator operators by calculating trajectories for recurring motions resulting in a semi-automated excavation.

The Robotics Research Institute developed a algorithm specially adapted to the demands of hydraulic excavators to calculate a boom trajectory online during execution.

Contact person: Sören Kerner ()


Broken Tooth Detektion

Excavators produced by the Terex O&K Mining GmbH are often deployed for strip mining such as moving heavy stone debris. In the process its not uncommon that a tooth of the bucket breaks and gets lost in the debris. Since the material of the bucket is harder than common stone such a tooth can servely damage a stonecusher and has to be sorted out before.

To shorten the time of production stops our institute researched methods of optical monitoring of the tooth condition were researched. Thereby the special focus has been to develop algorithms to apply methods of computer vision despite the difficult environmental conditions of a strip mine.

Contact person: Sören Kerner ()


Siemens VDO


In addition to the high precision of Robotic Manipulators their universal sensor interfaces lead to a variety of different applications in measurements and data collection.

In cooperation with Siemens VDO IP/HVAC the our institute has developed and implemented algorithmic methods that allows and efficient and precise evaluation of the collected data to apply a better quality surveillance of prototypes and production.  

Contact person: Sören Kerner ()



To evaluate prototype and to guaranty production quality Siemens VDO is testing their products under different environmental conditions with the help of a longtime tests in a climate cabin.

These tests create a huge amount of data so that standard computational evaluation methods cannot be applied. Therefore the XML-As project focused on the efficient processing of the collected data.

Contact person: Sören Kerner ()

















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