• Inside the future mine

    Scientists are developing technology that will allow hard rock mining to be carried out efficiently by smart machines controlled from outside areas of elevated risk

    August 7, 2007 0 comment

  • Automation: the future of mining

    With ever increasing pressure on mine operators to dig more ore out of the ground and ship it, automation and control technology is rapidly finding a home in the mining and resources sectors.

    July 24, 2007 0 comment

  • Towards an automated electric rope shovel

    CSIRO research is pointing the way towards fully autonomous excavation and loading of trucks using an electric rope shovel

    July 19, 2007 3 comments

  • Mining robots closer to reality

    RIO Tinto has announced major funding for one of the world’s largest civilian robotics research centres, a centre for mining automation, which will be based at The University of Sydney.

    July 10, 2007 0 comment

  • Longwall innovations to debut

    AT AIMEX 2007 DBT will highlight its innovative new Compact Loader, which is making its world debut at AIMEX 2007.

    July 9, 2007 0 comment

  • Rockdrill buttons activate gains

    Surprising results gleaned about how rockdrill buttons wear down may influence the next generation of buttons hitting our shores. Sarah Belfield writes for Australian Mining

    June 19, 2007 0 comment

  • CSIRO mapping the future

    New digital photogrammetry technology has changed rock face mapping. Daniel Hall writes for Australian Mining

    June 19, 2007 0 comment