UNEXMIN is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that develops a novel robotic system, primarily for the autonomous exploration and mapping of Europe’s flooded mines. The Robotic Explorer platform uses non-invasive methods for autonomous 3D mine mapping for gathering valuable geological, mineralogical and spatial information. This can possibly open new exploration scenarios so that strategic decisions on the re-opening of Europe’s abandoned mines can be supported by actualised data that cannot be obtained by any other ways, without major costs and/or risks.
One of the test sites is the Molnár János Cave, where the UNEXMIN Team works for a few days. We can’t wait to see the results of the mapping!