Aside from the simulation work, LUMAL
research and development projects include teleoperation of scale models, genetic algorithms for ore grade estimation and maintenance studies of mobile mining equipment.
This may change with the recent work carried out by the Laurentian University Mining Automation Laboratory (LUMAL
) in close collaboration with the Mines Research Department of Inco Ltd., in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Nick Vagenas, head of the Laurentian University Mining Automation Laboratory (LUMAL
) in Sudbury comments that three of the key reasons for the continued success of LHDs in metal mining is rock hardness, poor fragmentation and the topography of the transport layouts, dependent upon the mining method employed.