Fortescue Metals Group Ltd




Launching a SmartPlanes drone.  Credit: SmartPlanes

Drones take productivity to new heights

In the face of one of the biggest downturns in the industry, cash-strapped miners and explorers are turning to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology as one way to help drive down costs, boost productivity and harness safety at…


Caterpillar's Command for Hauling fully autonomous truck.  Credit: Caterpillar

Adventures in automation

Leaders in the mining industry are starting to recognize that automation is part of the answer to the sector’s productivity problems, says Michael Murphy, chief engineer, mining technology enabled solutions with leading mining sector…






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