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Coal Impoundment Project Officials Test Robotic Technology in Mine
Image of Davitt McAteer, Wheeling Jesuit University's vice president for sponsored programs, consults with a Carnegie Mellon University official as they test a robotic technology in a coal mine.
DavittMcAteer, Wheeling Jesuit University's vice president for sponsored programs, consults with a Carnegie Mellon University official as they test a robotic technology in a coal mine.

April 2005
Officials with Wheeling Jesuit University's Coal Impoundment Project are working with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to test a robotic technology developed at CMU and explore its potential applications in underground mine mapping.

The technology was tested March 23-25 in a Dakota Coal Company mine located approximately 30 miles south of Charleston, W.Va.

The Coal Impoundment Project was created in 2003 to identify coal impoundments in West Virginia, alert residents of emergency situations and evacuation plans, and examine technology alternatives for impounding coal waste and sludge.

View the video of the Robotic Mapping of Dakota Mine
Image of an arrow. March 23, 2005
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