Digital innovations to make mining safer, more sustainable and productive
Decoding a digital future
The potential for digital disruption of the exploration and mining industry has been widely recognised and discussed, but as yet, the opportunities are not yet being widely realised
The future of digital
Digital transformation in the mining industry is not simply about collecting and analysing data, it is about the application of artificial intelligence to provide feedback loops to the sensors, and machines operating on mine sites.
Margaux Le Vaillant and BHP
CSIRO's SWITCH program has given a research scientist from halfway across the globe the opportunity to get her hands – figuratively – dirty while immersing herself in prospectivity analysis at mining company BHP for three months
Robots boldly go underground to fly the flag
CSIRO robots can detect and locate objects and navigate their way through previously unknown underground areas.
Scratching the surface at Subsurface 20
CSIRO Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform recently hosted its inaugural subsurface imaging conference on 12–13 February at Optus Stadium in Perth.
Drones and apps - Digital tools in mining
Researchers and prospectors looking for ore bodies in Australia have to cover vast land areas in limited time and often do so in extreme temperatures and difficult terrain. Digital technology may hold the key to overcoming these challenges and improving data collection.
Unleashing the potential of digital twins
The latest digital-twin technology uses virtual models of physical processes and objects to make mining safer, more sustainable and more productive. JANE NICHOLLS reports
Humans and holograms
CSIRO's Data61 Immersive Environments Lab in Canberra are working with new technologies, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed-reality headset, to create more natural ways for humans to interact with holograms.
Open for business at the Resources Innovation Showcase
Feedback and photos for the inaugural Resources Innovation Showcase held in Perth, in February 2020.
Science collaboration to support regional Australia and the mining industry
The federal government’s announcement of a new Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) provides a unique collaborative research opportunity to support regional communities facing mine closures.