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What is the mining industry going to look like in the 22nd century? Our goal in RoboMine is to maintain it as the expanding source of news, views, opinions, and information on robotics and automation with emphasis on their application in mining technology. We want to educate, inspire, and connect those who want to know more about the fascinating and ever-expanding technology of robotics and intelligent systems. We know that now in mining, this new wave of technological advances is knocking down the doors of conventional mining methods with improved systems. If you have any papers or articles related to robotics and intelligent systems in mining, please feel free to email us. Please also let us know of any improvements you would like us to make to RoboMine. We appreciate your input. Enjoy your visit!
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Mining skills not keeping up with technology
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Mining education is not keeping up with technology, says professor Fred Cawood, director of the Wits School of Mining Engineering. He was responding to Moneyweb questions relating to Gold Fields’ CEO Nick Holland’s suggestion that in the mine of the future mechanisation was not only necessary for the industry’s survival, but inevitable. read more »
Two Aussie mines start moving all their iron ore with driverless trucks
Monday, October 19, 2015
Mining technology slipped into a higher gear this week with the announcement that the first two mines to start moving all their iron ore using remote-control technology just went online in the Pilbara iron ore belt of Western Australia. read more »
South Africa’s Gold Miners Turn to Machines to Stay Afloat
Thursday, October 1, 2015
South Africa’s gold-mining companies are facing a question of life or death—and the answer is likely robots. read more »
BHP, Rio take to mining robots to counter iron-ore bear market
Friday, September 11, 2015
When the rout in prices ends for the world's iron-ore producers, those left standing probably will have more robots on their side. read more »
Mining automation: The be all and end all?
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
The fully automated mine has long since passed the days of concept and evolved into a reality. If the industry is to survive and grow, on this planet and elsewhere, total automation of many of the processes is the way forward. read more »








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