Automation In Mines Using Voice Alert To Ensure The Safety Of Workers
Prachi Mishra, Shipra Swapnil, Dr. E. Kanniga
Keywords: Voice alert, RFID, 2-Axis robot, PIC microcontroller
ABSTRACT: Mining is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Frequently we here the accidents taking place in mines. The life of workers hence is at a great risk. A reliable system is therefore needed to establish an adequate communication between the mines and the monitoring section. The wireless sensors and the voice alert along with RFID risks involved and take appropriate measures. The presence of any harmful gas can also be detected with the system by tags installed at various places in the mines. This saves the personnel from life threatening situations.
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