Mining has always played a crucial role in the development of human civilisations. For centuries, humans gathered raw materials using basic tools and labour force. Nowadays, there are more machines in most mines. However, there are mines where exploitation is uneconomical due to the small size of the deposits or the difficulty to access them.

In this respect, researchers from all across Europe are collaborating to develop an autonomous mining robot which would be able to extract small and difficult-to-access deposits with minimal impact on the surface.

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