Hear from industry experts on how autonomous systems are being leveraged in the mining sector, from idea to operation.
Autonomous mining processes hold the key to human colonisation in Mars, which will be possible by 2050 when they become more commercially viable, according to University of New South Wales (UNSW) director of research Serkan Saydam.
WesTrac has opened an autonomous technology training centre near Collie in Western Australia – the second facility of its kind in the world.
The National Group comprises of leading companies in the mining, resources, transport and logistics industries. Through Wolff Mining, the National Group has expanded its range of semi-autonomous equipment, with plans to implement fully autonomous drills in the near future.
Hitachi Construction Machinery plans to develop remote-controlled autonomous ultra-large hydraulic excavators to improve safety and productivity.
BHP has welcomed its first fleet of autonomous trucks to the Newman East iron ore mine in Western Australia, with the full roll out due to take place by September.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is set to introduce 34 autonomous trucks at the Daunia coal mine in central Queensland through a $100 million investment.
Thiess has collaborated with Caterpillar and WesTrac to trial autonomous drilling at the Mount Pleasant coal mine operation in New South Wales.
The Volvo Group plans to accelerate the development and commercialisation of autonomous transport solutions, with the mining industry a key target.
Epiroc has brought new standards of productivity and safety to underground mining through its Scooptram Automation Total.
Scania has introduced a fully autonomous concept truck without a cab, marking another milestone in the development of heavy self-driving vehicles.
Hitachi Construction Machinery continues to make waves in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector with the release of new models in its mining fleet.
As mining companies increasingly look to new technologies to improve their productivity, they are starting to think differently about how they approach digitisation and automation.
BHP will potentially introduce up to 500 autonomous trucks at its open cut operations, a tenfold increase on the company’s existing fleet at the Jimblebar mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Rio Tinto has received delivery of the 100th repower engine component for its Komatsu 830E and 930E haul trucks from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Cummins.
Fortescue Metals Group is set to commence an autonomous light vehicle trial at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
BHP has blamed a collision between two autonomous trucks at the Jimblebar iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia on wet weather.
CSIRO’s Data61 has opened its Robotics Innovation Centre in Queensland, dedicated to advance the robotics and autonomous systems industry that could be worth $23 billion by 2025.
Equipment manufacturer Liebherr has unveiled its latest autonomous haulage solution for the mining industry in Germany.
Fortescue Metals Group has delivered another cash production costs record in the September quarter at its iron ore operations in the Pilbara.