3D scan into horizzontal tunnel not accessible (by human)

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3D scan into horizzontal tunnel not accessible (by human)

Post by JulienCrippa » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 pm

Hi,
We have to scan a big UG mine that have few tunnels not accessible by human because safety issue. We have already tried to contact emesent that have a drone (140 000 USD) with lidar that can fly in autonomy into a UG mine but in our case the tunnel is too narrow for them.
We have an horizzontal tunnel 2.5 m high, 2.5 m width and a length of 150/500 meters. We are looking so for a rover or a robot can transport the faro and taking a scan each 10 or 20 meters.

You ever tried to do a job like that? You ever saw a rover that can navigate in a rock tunnel remotely controlled with the capability to transport a expensive laser scanner?
Do you have some others ideas?

Thank you!

Julien

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Re: 3D scan into horizzontal tunnel not accessible (by human)

Post by Felix_the_Cat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 am

these things are quite impressive.

I used to work with Insituform guys on jobsites who were relining pipe with a giant glue covered kevlar sock that they would pull through the pipe run turning it right side out as they went, and it would glue itself to the inside of the pipe, stabilizing it. it was a cool process. anyhoo, they used one of these things on a tether to do inspections. I'm sure any fool with half an ounce of redneck and a cordless drill could rig something respectable up right quick.

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Re: 3D scan into horizzontal tunnel not accessible (by human)

Post by stutosney » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:43 am

Surely GeoSlam have a robot with the Revo attached?!

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Re: 3D scan into horizzontal tunnel not accessible (by human)

Post by JulienCrippa » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:37 pm

Thanks guys! I sent an e-mail to both.

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