Modern ICT and Mechatronic Systems in Contemporary Mining Industry

  • Wojciech MoczulskiEmail author
  • Piotr Przystałka
  • Marek Sikora
  • Radosław Zimroz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9920)


The paper deals with modern ICT techniques and systems, and mechatronic systems for mining industry, with particular attention paid to results achieved by the authors and their research groups. IT systems concern process and machinery monitoring, fault detection and isolation of processes and machinery, and assessment of risk and hazards in mining industry. Furthermore, innovative applications of AI methods are addressed, including pattern recognition and interpretation for process control, classification of seismic events, estimating loads of conveyors, and the others. Special attention is paid to applications of mechatronic solutions, such as: unmanned working machinery and longwalls in coal mines, and specialised robots for basic work. Mobile robots for inspecting areas of mines affected by catastrophes are presented, too. Moreover, recent communication solutions for collision avoidance, localisation of mining machinery, and wireless transmission are addressed. The paper concludes with most likely development of ICT and mechatronic systems for mining industry.


ICT in mining industry Risk and hazards assessment Mechatronic working systems for mines Robotized inspection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wojciech Moczulski
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Piotr Przystałka
    • 1
  • Marek Sikora
    • 3
    • 4
  • Radosław Zimroz
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamentals of Machinery DesignSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.SkyTech Research Sp. z o.o.GliwicePoland
  3. 3.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  4. 4.Institute of Innovative Technology EMAGKatowicePoland
  5. 5.Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and GeologyTechnical University of WrocławWrocławPoland
  6. 6.KGHM Cuprum Sp. z o.o. CBRWrocławPoland

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