The teams of engineers and scientists conducting work on robotics applications for mining employ their diverse backgrounds for advanced, innovative technical development. The goals of the robotics program are to develop and apply cost-effective, reliable robotic technology to sectors of the mining industry that need improvement in worker safety, energy efficiency, labor requirements, and production. This is accomplished through collaboration with private industry, universities, and other government research facilities.

Activities in the robotics and automation areas include the research and development of systems, field deployment, and consultant services. The designation of the technology to a particular application allows for specializing of the instrumentation. Full story