Automated Geotechnical Mapping

Introducing the Mining Systems Laboratory’s automated geotechnical mapping system.  It provides a quick and easy way for geotechnical engineers or geologists to automatically generate rich and complete stereonets that map the joint sets of exposed rock cuts, whether these are on surface, underground, or in hard-to-reach places.  Our system is lightweight, mobile, fast, and accurate.

Related Documents

M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.  Automated rapid mapping of joint orientations with mobile LiDAR.  In the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 90, pp. 1-14, December 2016.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2016.09.014

M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.  The LiDAR Compass: Extremely lightweight heading estimation with axis maps.  To appear in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, available online May 2016.

M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall. Automated three-dimensional axis mapping with a mobile platform. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016.

M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall. Two-dimensional axis mapping using LiDAR. In IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 150-160, January 2016.

M. J. Gallant, J. A. Marshall, and B. K. Lynch. Estimating the heading of a Husky mobile robot with a LiDAR compass based on direction maps. Invited paper in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Montreal, QC, September 2014.


Funding for this research was provided by in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN).

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Commercial Opportunities

For commercial inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Ramzi Asfour
PARTEQ Innovations
+1 613-533-6000 ext. 78355