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)

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 160 years and that will bring important geological information as well as documentation from important mining heritage lost for a long time.