The many UNEXMIN technical teams responsible for the development of the UX-1 robot are now on their way to Slovenia, where the second trials with this innovative technology will take place. The UNESCO Heritage Idrija Mercury Mine is the final destination.
After the success that were the first field trials for the UNEXMIN project, at the Kaatiala mine, in Finland, the UNEXMIN team is now prepared for the second of four trials in European flooded underground mines. In the Idrija Mercury Mine, the UX-1 robot will find narrow tunnels to navigate and map, reason why this mine was chosen as the second test site. This will allow the UNEXMIN team to make improvements on the robot’s navigation and control capabilities, among others, that are essential for the success of the technology and the project itself.
Between the Kaatiala and the Idrija trials, the UNEXMIN technical teams have been actively working to improve the robot’s capabilities with the data gathered from the first test site. More on this can be consulted on D7.2 – Kaatiala report.
The Idrija trials will run for two weeks, from the 10th to the 21st of September, so make sure to follow our social media channels Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to keep with all the necessary information and footage about the UX-1 dives!