Mining corporation Rio Tinto says that an autonomous rail system called AutoHaul that it's been developing in the remote Pilbara region of Australia for several years is now entirely operational — an accomplishment the company says makes the system the "world's largest robot."...MORE
"It's been a challenging journey to automate a rail network of this size and scale in a remote location like the Pilbara," Rio Tinto's managing director Ivan Vella told the Sydney Morning Herald, "but early results indicate significant potential to improve productivity, providing increased system flexibility and reducing bottlenecks."
One Track Minded
The ore-hauling train is just one part of an ambitious automation project involving robotics and driverless vehicles that Rio Tinto wants to use to automate its mining operations.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Rio Tinto's Australian Autonomous Train Is Being Called The "World's Largest Robot" (RIO)