Method and System for Exploiting Information from Heterogeneous Sources
A system and method are described for generating a model of an environment in which a plurality of equipment units (104) are deployed for the extraction of at least one resource from the environment. The system comprises a pre-extraction or in-ground modelling unit (204) configured to receive data from a first plurality of heterogeneous sensors in the environment and to fuse the data into a pre-extraction model descriptive of the environment and the at least one resource. An equipment modelling unit (208) is configured to receive equipment data relating to the plurality of equipment units operating in the environment and to combine the equipment data into an equipment model. A post-extraction or out-of-ground modelling unit (206) is configured to receive data from a second plurality of sensors and to fuse the data into a post-extraction model descriptive of material extracted from the environment, wherein at least one of the equipment units operates to extract the at least one resource from the environment. Information from at least one of the pre-extraction model, the equipment model and the post-extraction model is communicable to the equipment units for use in controlling operation of the equipment units in the environment. The environment may be a mine.
DURRANT-WHYTE HUGH [AU]; RAMOS FABIO TOZETO [AU]; HATHERLY PETER JAMES [AU]
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