Entrance to Ecton Mine, one of the test sites for the multi-platform robotic system UX-1

Testing in different environments

The multi-robot platform and all its components are currently being designed, built and will  later be tested and validated in real-life conditions in four mine test sites, with increasingly harder conditions in mine layout and geometry.

UNEXMIN meeting - Flooded shaft inside Deep Ecton

The mines that will be used as test sites during the project lifetime are (in temporal and difficulty order):

  • Kaatiala Mine, Finland (mid-2018)
  • Idrija Mine, Slovenia (late-2018)
  • Urgeiriça Mine, Portugal (early-2019)
  • Ecton Mine, UK (mid-2019)

Ecton Mine, that will represent the last test site for UX-1, will result in a resurveying of the flooded mine floors that nobody has seen for more than 150 years and that will bring important geological information as well as documentation from important mining heritage lost for a long time.