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Miners take rail-veyors and robots to automated future

Miners take rail-veyors and robots to automated future | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail...

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Packaging Europe - ABB palletizing robots deployed in Chinese coal mine

Packaging Europe - ABB palletizing robots deployed in Chinese coal mine | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

The Datong Coal Mining Group have installed four palletizing robots for brick production in high temperatures and heavy dust environments, helping improve working conditions and increasing productivity.

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Website Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible.

Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth.

The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google's Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr.

 

Visit http://www.planetaryresources.com for more information.


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Consumer and Education: Lego robotics brings mining to the classroom | Robotics Trends

Consumer and Education: Lego robotics brings mining to the classroom | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The program will introduce children to an industry which is facing an increasing skills shortage...

 

However, the Australian mining industry is now facing reduced demand from Asia, which may upset some planned expansions in robotics.

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This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company

This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Meet Amun 3554. Doesn't look like much, right? Little more than a mile wide, it's one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered.
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