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Automated and robotic mine equipment

Three Rio Tinto iron ore mines - Yandicoogina, Hope Downs 4 and Nammuldi - are the first in the world to move all of their iron ore using fully automated, driverless haulage trucks. In addition to the AHS trucks, the Group’s Iron Ore business operates seven fully Autonomous Drill Systems (ADS) to drill production blast holes, and drones are being trialled to measure stockpiles and assist with environmental and maintenance activities.


Read more at:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-mine-of-the-future-is-run-by-drones

http://www.riotinto.com/ourcommitment/spotlight-18130_18328.aspx