Articles | Volume 54
Adv. Geosci., 54, 109–117, 2020
Adv. Geosci., 54, 109–117, 2020

  27 Oct 2020

27 Oct 2020

UNEXUP: robot-based exploration technology for underground flooded mines

Márcio Tameirão Pinto et al.

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The UNEXUP project aims to improve, test, and commercialize the robotic technology developed within the UNEXMIN project, which is already equipped with enough navigation and geoscientific instrumentation to perform exploration missions in flooded mines. The UNEXUP robot-based service intends to address the needs and requirements from mining companies, geological surveys and other sectors that can benefit this technology.