ROBOMINERS partners from the Montan Universität Leoben, Tampere University and TalTech recently met in Leoben (Austria) for a workshop about different options for the production tools of the robot miner, the water-hydraulic power train system and the locomotion.

The partners then travelled to Mittersill in Salzburg to visit the local tungsten mine. This tungsten mine is an underground mine with an approximate production of about 1.100 tons of tungsten per year. During the mine visit, the project partners had the chance to see the entire mine ecosystem including the drilling and cutting technology, blasting equipment and how the ore body is processed. This visit was extremely valuable to obtain a better understanding of the complex mining process.