Roobuck: The OVERwatch Platform

Roobuck: The OVERwatch Platform

The OVERwatch project develops connected wireless devices linked to enterprise software to provide emergency management and signalling; and track in real time the location of people and machinery working in underground mines to optimise situational awareness and collision warnings to minimise the risk of collisions.  The platform operates using Wi-Fi communications.

METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds

The METS Ignited Project Funds is a $15.6m, four-year initiative to support, encourage and fund sector-wide collaboration. The funding is provided by the Australian Government as part of the Industry Growth Centre initiative, in alignment with METS Ignited's strategic objective to support the acceleration of innovation commercialisation.

Project Partners

  • Roobuck NSW
  • Redpine Signals USA
  • Northparkes Mines NSW
  • University of Wollongong NSW

Project Funding

The total funding agreement to deliver the Roobuck project is $2,100,000 with $600,000 from METS Ignited and $1,500,000 from industry partners.

Project Outputs

  • Improved miner safety
  • Improved productivity gains
  • Live data feeds to 3rd party systems e.g. remote control of ventilation is non-active areas
  • Cloud or local server access to compiled rich data sets for daily analysis and AI applications