Articles | Volume 54
Adv. Geosci., 54, 99–108, 2020
Adv. Geosci., 54, 99–108, 2020

  20 Oct 2020

20 Oct 2020

ROBOMINERS – Developing a bio-inspired modular robot-miner for difficult to access mineral deposits

Luís Lopes et al.

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The ROBOMINERS project develops an innovative technology for the future exploitation of small and difficult to access mineral deposits. A bioinspired robotic miner prototype, able to navigate, explore and mine under several work conditions, makes the exploration of many mineral deposits economically feasible, while reducing social and environmental impacts associated with conventional mining methods. A new mining system tailored to this new technology line is also under development.