Testing in different environments

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

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

  • Kaatiala Mine, Finland (June 2018)
  • Idrija Mine, Slovenia (September 2018)
  • Urgeiriça Mine, Portugal (March/April 2019)
  • Ecton Mine, UK (May 2019)
  • Molnár János cave, Hungary (June/July 2019)

After testing in 4 flooded mine sites around Europe, as was according to plan, the team decided to add a new test site in the form of a cave system. This enables the team to test the robotic capabilities of UX-1 in a different environment, further proving its operability and adaptability.