Development of Autonomous Bucket Wheel Reclaimer with Laser Vision
An autonomous system of the bucket wheel reclaimer is developed to improve capability of the reclaimer in dark or bad whether. It obtains the 3D shape of the pile by the laser scanners mounted the reclaimer, and extracts the landing position through computer vision techniques. All the operations of the reclaimer can be controlled automatically in the remote control room. The system can control simultaneously six reclaimers. And it has been successfully implanted to the reclaimer in the stockyards of Majishan of Bao Steel Co. and show satisfactory result.
J. B. Chen et al., "Development of Autonomous Bucket Wheel Reclaimer with Laser Vision", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 355-359, 2011