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Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics
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Rio’s “Mine of the Future” project and Komatsu’s AHS technology seem a perfect match
By Tom Green


The Pilbara robot trials were a real-world success. The most-watched machine was the autonomous, AT version of the Komatsu 930E, the best-selling off-road dump truck in the world—and now soon-to-be strategic hauling tool of choice for the Pilbara’s millions of tons of China-bound iron ore.

Rio Tinto is pushing forward with a full-scale, autonomous mine implementation, including $442 million for autonomous ore hauling trains over its rail network.

In February, after a successful, three-year trial hauling waste products for nearly 900 days and over 350,000 miles, Komatzu’s five trucks were transferred to the nearby Yandicoogina mine

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