Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University is working with Caterpillar Inc. to develop autonomous versions of large-haul trucks used in mining operations. CMU has won national honors for creating vehicles that can drive themselves in an urban environment. CMU's Robotics Institute will adapt its research for trucks that will be used for loading and dumping of mining materials. A CMU professor says the project should lead to improved safety and productivity in mines. The trucks are expected to be introduced for use in 2010.