UROP Project

Occupational Health and Safety within the Scope of ongoing Automation of Mobile Mining Equipment



Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP


+49 241 80-90695


Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
UROP International
Business Administration and Engineering: Resources and Materials Technology
Organisation unit:
Institute for Mineral Resources Machine Technology
Language Skills:
English and/or German
Computer Skills:
Skills in MS Office and database research software. Programming skills in Matlab can be helpful.
- Work in a comfortable and creative environment within a focused team; - Aachen is a big centre of engineering; - Aachen is located in the three country area, there is a lot explore, see, and even travel; - Students get a regional train pass to travel around; - Our Institute is located right next to the city center, everything is close by


With automation and robotics moving into underground mining, certain basic requirements for the workforce need to be met. Automated mobile equipment pose a new challenge in terms of occupational health and safety (OHS). Especially with regard to reliable collision avoidance systems different ways to ensure OHS exist. This analysis is to find out which is the best way to ensure OHS. At Institute for Mineral Resources Machine Technology we will consider the results of this analysis for setting the focus of our future research.


- Conduct literature research to elicit state of the art technologies in indoor positioning - Develop and conduct an analytic hierarchy process analysis (AHP) - Establish rankings, choices, prioritization, benchmarking, etc. for the AHP - Carry out field research


- Research oriented mindset - Strong problem solving skills - Experience in conducting decision based analyses - Outstanding interpersonal skills - Ability to analyse different perspective - Experience in occupational health and safety