The rise of robotics in mining

Mining has entered a robotics boom as developers take substantial strides in AI, use of drones, and data capture and analysis technology that will deliver safety improvements and better managed mines, says Queensland Robotics executive chairman Andrew Scott.

He told an IMDEX Xploration Technology Symposium that with the development of autonomous haulage and drilling technology, the mining industry had moved through a “trough of disillusionment” around robotics and was rapidly accelerating towards the “plateau of productivity”.

The two-day online conference brought together experts at the forefront of innovation in the mining and exploration industries to discuss the latest in new technologies, tools, and advanced analytics.

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