Friday, May 27, 2005

Australian Groups Hopes To Revolutionize Mining

Striking a collaboration agreement with MIT Australia's CSIRO hopes to parlay that to access into offering its robotic mining technology around the world.

In December, the team completed a successful fourth trial of its Landmark automation system at the Beltana long wall mine in New South Wales without operator input or interruption of mine production.

Mining is still one of the dirtiest and dangerous professions on earth. Trying to solve these issues was what led to the creation of the original steam engine and helped drive the industrial revolution. I wouldn't be surprised if within a decade nearly all mining in industrialized countries was completely automated.