UROP Project

Field Experiments/ Evaluation for Underground Robotics



Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP


+49 241 80-90695


Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
RWTH UROP, UROP Network, UROP International
Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering
Organisation unit:
Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT)
Language Skills:
English and/or German
Computer Skills:
Some programming skills (either C++, Python or Matlab), experience with Linux, Optional: Some knowledge of Robot Operating System (ROS)
- 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


As part of the research project "Underground 4D+ Positioning, Navigation and Mapping System" a mobile autonomous and intelligent robot system is being developed. The robot is designed to navigate autonomously in underground mining environments. For this, a number of different algorithms need to be facilitated. These algorithms (e.g. scan matching, positioning Kalman filter) need to be tested with real sensor data for functionality and robustness before the deployment of the robot. 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.


-Analyze System for improvements -Define scope of work and determine state of the art -Use Clearpath Robotics “Jackal“ and/or the underground robot equipped with different sensors for experiments -And / Or use previously collected data -Evaluate performance of different algorithms -Possible: Prepare for tests in actual underground mine with the real robot


-Research oriented mindset -Interest in practical experiments and work with sensors -Experience with robotics -Strong problem solving skills -Mathematical skills