Sandvik reported it partnered with aerial drone supplier Exyn Technologies to provide solutions for mapping and visioning underground mines. The partners will research how to apply and generate 3D views and perceptions of underground spaces autonomously, while leveraging the full potential of Sandvik’s AutoMine system.

Exyn said the goal is to develop solutions that allow customers to map the entirety of their underground operations, even in dangerous GPS-denied environments, while making mining safer and more productive. “Through this partnership, we hope to empower efficient decision-making for customers and drive towards the vision of fully autonomous mining operations,” Nader Elm, CEO, Exyn Technologies said.

Separately, Sandvik announced it will host the Innovation in Mining Virtual Event, Sept. 29 to 30, 2020, where they will roll out new equipment, solutions and technology. The event will offer the opportunity to learn more about Sandvik’s most innovative solutions for the mining industry. Attendees can do an online tour of the company’s Rock Drills facility and Test Mine, interact with virtual booths, meet with Sandvik reps, ask questions and attend live presentations.