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.
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.
Autonomous drone startup Emesent has raised $3.5 million for its Hovermap system for underground mining.
Drone company Airobotics has raised $US30 million ($42.2 million) in its latest funding round to push its total capital to $US101 million.
QGC has made a deal with unmanned systems provider Insitu Pacific to supply remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) for the former’s Queensland operations.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have created an autonomous 3D mapping drone that reduces map surveying times.
Unmanned Aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, are becoming a key tool in stockpile survey and other areas, improving the safety and productivity of iron ore operations in WA.
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.
Peru has taken the battle against illegal mining into outer-space, using their French-built Astrosat-300 to carry out surveillance across the country.
Automation is an inescapable part of mining’s future, but what role will it really play?
Drone aircraft, similar to those used in Afghanistan, could be used in Gladstone and Mackay to map and monitor mines in Queensland.