Miners turn to drones to gather information

September 1, 2015

Technology is rapidly changing the way mining is done. From automated fleets of equipment to the use of drones, mining companies are increasingly looking to technology to find more efficient ways to conduct their business.

In Australia, Rio Tinto is on the leading edge of the use of technology. A report by The Sydney Morning Herald highlights some of the ways Rio Tinto is using technology, especially drones.

First it was driverless trucks and trains, now Australia's biggest mining companies are turning to drones.

Rio Tinto's technology and innovation executiv