Drone technology is becoming an increasingly common sight at mines. Safe to Work talks to three companies working in the space to discover how they help make mining safer.
Airobotics has become the first company to receive approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for operation of automated multi-rotor drones at sites in Australia without the need for an aircrew.
Automated drone developer Airobotics has secured several key milestones in the past year. Australian Mining catches up with the company to see what’s next.
Drone company Airobotics has raised $US30 million ($42.2 million) in its latest funding round to push its total capital to $US101 million.
BHP is trialing drones to inspect its ocean freight operations, building on the successful integration of the technology at mine sites.
Alcoa continues to pioneer new ways of working with digital tools and is now utilising drone technology to perform its operations across Western Australia.
Cloud-based analytics company Propeller Aero has received a major funding breakthrough, securing $10 million from investors for advancement and expansion of its drone-mapping analytics technology.
From the industrial revolution to today’s digital revolution – mining has been surprisingly creative when it comes to boosting safety and productivity, according to Volvo.
Tel Aviv firm Airobotics is spearheading a drone revolution for the Australian mining industry.
Six Komatsu Australia in-house pilots have recently received their ‘wings’ as certified drone operators, allowing for the ability to provide total site solution, site surveying services that are an improvement on ground-based alternatives.
Drones have been regarded as an important technology in the future of mining for many years now. So, how is the use of drones at mine sites evolving
Japanese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) provider Terra Drone has launched an office in Brisbane, aiming to bring more drone technology to Australia’s mining sector.
Drones are being used to inspect legacy mines in the Northern Territory, helping aid remediation efforts.
Rio Tinto has rejected claims that it has used drones to monitor employees at company work camps.
Drone pilots are reportedly earning as, much or even more than, regular aircraft pilots for operating in northern WA’s mining, oil, and gas sectors.
Automated drones combined with next-gen photography are lifting mapping and surveying safety.
Yesterday Rio Tinto aviation specialist Kevan Reeve spoke at the Perth SGS Symposium on the company’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in operations.
VCE Chief Technology Officer Matt Oostveen discusses how technology is transforming mining, and how miners can adapt their business to the new landscape.
Peru has taken the battle against illegal mining into outer-space, using their French-built Astrosat-300 to carry out surveillance across the country.
An unnamed South African miner has bought 25 pepper–spraying, paintball shooting, blinding laser firing flying drones known for their riot control capacities.