Creation of Live Virtual Reality Model of Real Environments from Sensor Fusion

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ConferenceProceedings of the 24th Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition, Applications of 3D-Imaging and Graph-based Modeling, May 25-26, 2000., Villach, Austria
AbstractThis paper describes a generic technology for modeling in real time the various operations of surface and underground mines. Based on various sensor fusion techniques and high-speed network, a virtual reality model of a mine capable of representing not only static infrastructures but also mobile equipment such as trucks and excavators is created. The modeling technique deal with a wide range of sensors such as survey data, satellite pictures, ore concentration, machine condition indicators, video, sound, real-time GPS locator, range sensor, etc. The model created allows for every piece of information to be displayed in context allowing for a better temporal and spatial correlation of events by mine operators, planners, and supervisor. Syncrude, a Canadian mining company located in northern Alberta, is planning to use this technology, not only to understand oil sands mining processes better, but also to give decision-makers better access to the timely, accurate information from the field that they need to make informed decisions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45000
NPARC number5765597
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