Autonomous Haulage System
NREC and Caterpillar have collaborated to develop a commercial system for automating large off-highway trucks
Autonomous Loading System
Automates the task of loading excavated material onto dump trucks
NREC develops robotics systems that endure the harsh environment of mining operations. NREC has over 20 years of expertise in bringing innovative robotics technology to the mining industry with operator assist technology, autonomous haul trucks and loaders and critical safety systems. Our team of experts can bring robotics and autonomy to your operations in open-pit and underground mines, as well as in your processing plants.
Detect abnormal operations and predict failure
Truck spotting, backup assistance and continuous virtual trainer
3D Teleop for remote operation
One operator supervises 5-10 vehicles
Path-aware collision avoidance and tag-free pedestrian detection
NREC and Caterpillar jointly developed the Autonomous Haulage System, a commercial system for automating large off-highway trucks.
The ALS team at NREC developed a system that completely automates the task of loading excavated material onto dump trucks.
GPS-Free Positioning is a wearable navigation and localization aid.
NREC will design, build and deploy mining robots, robotics tools and autonomous technologies in partnership with Anglo American's Technology Development Group.
Other Mining Projects
NREC applied robotic sensors to the development of semi-automated continuous mining machines and other underground mining equipment.
NREC designed, built and tested a high-speed "machine vision" system for monitoring the condition of conveyor belts such as those used in underground coal mines.
NREC pioneered research and development of a low power, small, lightweight system for producing accurate 3D maps of tunnels through its Precision Tunnel Mapping program.