Entries by Astein

Policy brief: November 2023

The Resilient Bio-inspired Modular Robotic Miners (ROBOMINERS) project is poised to make a transformative contribution to the goals outlined in the European Commission’s Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA). By creating a bio-inspired, modular, and reconfigurable robot-miner, ROBOMINERS targets the extraction of small, challenging mineral deposits deemed uneconomical by traditional mining methods. Key contributions to CRMA […]

ROBOMINERS Project to Conduct Field Trials and Open Day in Slovenia

The ROBOMINERS project, funded by the European Union, is set to embark on a groundbreaking field trial in Slovenia, in the second half of October 2023. These trials will be held at the historic Mežica and Žerjav lead and zinc underground mines. This significant event marks a milestone in the project’s mission to bolster European access to mineral raw materials while reducing import dependency.

Policy Brief: September 2023

Unlocking the Future of Mining: ROBOMINERS Discover in our Policy Brief how the EU-funded ROBOMINERS project is revolutionising the mining industry. From extracting minerals in hard-to-reach deposits to reducing environmental impact, ROBOMINERS brings a true paradigm shift. At its heart lies a groundbreaking innovation: a bio-inspired, modular, and reconfigurable robot-miner poised to access mineral deposits […]