UROP Project

Google Cartographer in Underground Robotic Mapping

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1050
Category:
UROP International
Field:
Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering
Faculty:
5
Organisation unit:
RWTH Aachen University, Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT)
Language Skills:
English and/or German
Computer Skills:
Some programming skills (either C++, Python or Matlab), Experience with Linux, Some knowledge of Robot Operating System (ROS) helpfull
Others:
- Work in a comfortable and creative environment within a focused team; - Aachen is a big center of engineering; - Aachen is located in the three country corner, lots to see and travel; - Students get a regional train pass to travel around; - Institute is located right next to the city center, everything is around

MoveOn

As part of the research project "Underground 4D+ Positioning, Navigation and Mapping System" a mobile autonomous and intelligent robot system is being developed. Google Developed an indoor mapping algorithm that is implemented and ready to use. It has to be tested and evaluated, if it can be used for an underground robot that locates itself and navigates its surroundings. Test the algorithm in the lab and with real underground data. We at AMT (Advanced Mining Technology) are committed to providing technologies and system solutions for harsh environments like in mining and heavy machinery construction. Resource efficiency, safety and social responsibility are our vision and mission. Our diverse team strives to always provide excellent and at the same time viable solutions. We provide a creative workplace to research innovative ideas and deliver outstanding results.

Task

-Develop scenarios for experiments -Use Clearpath Robotics “Jackal“ and/or the underground robot equipped with different sensors for experiments live -And / Or use previously collected data -Test Google Cartographer -Test and analyze mapping and localization quality of algorithm -Possible: Prepare for tests in actual underground mine with the real robot

Requirements

-Research oriented mindset -Interest in practical experiments -Experience with robotics beneficial -Strong problem solving skills