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  • Exyn Technologies autonomous drone Alaska British Columbia GPS-denied mapping

    Exyn drones map Alaska, BC gold mines

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 10, 2024

    Whether exploring and mapping a historical underground mine for the first time since it was shuttered during World War II or generating more detailed maps of a modern operation, drones that navigate the labyrinth of ramps, declines, stopes, and other underground environs without reliance on the global positioning system or human guidance can make subterranean mine surveying safer, faster, and more accurate. Ascot Resources Ltd. and Northern Star Resources Ltd. are amongst the... Full story

  • Lit up by a drone pilot’s headlamp, ExynAero casts a shadow on the mine wall.

    Jaguar Mining adopts Exyn drone tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 2, 2023

    ExynAero drone improves safety and efficiency at underground gold mines in Brazil. Toward its commitment to embracing new mining technologies that increase safety and efficiency, Jaguar Mining Inc. has adopted Exyn Technologies Inc.'s autonomous drones to capture critical data at its underground gold mines in Brazil. "We are thrilled to deliver innovations that help reduce risk to humans and increase efficiency and productivity in mining operations," said Exyn Technologies...

  • A silver hydrogen airship flies over a lake during the summer in Finland.

    Intelligent airships monitor nickel mine

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 25, 2023

    Terrafame selects Kelluu airships to monitor, create a 3D twin of nickel mine in Finland. Will autonomous airships become a common site over safe and efficient mines of the future? The answer to this question may lie in the success of Terrafame's use of Kelluu dirigibles to monitor its 23-square-mile (60 square kilometers) nickel mine and processing plant in Finland. Terrafame's project is a complete battery materials supply chain that begins with an open-pit mine at the... Full story

  • Exyn delivers 3D models in living color

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 4, 2023

    Imagine a future where a geologist could slip on a virtual reality headset and descend into a full-color, highly accurate 3D model of a mine abandoned decades earlier and much too unstable to allow for human entry. With Exyn Technologies Inc.'s unveiling of the world's first real-time colorized point cloud visualization on a handheld lidar scanner, the ExynPak, such chromatic visions may be closer than you think. "If you watch any good sci-fi movie or show, colorized 3D...

  • Exyn Technologies autonomous drone Level 4 autonomy Nader Elm Jason Derenick

    Exyn makes history with first level 4 UAV

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    Exyn Technologies Inc. is the first company in the world to achieve a level 4 autonomous drone, the most sophisticated aerial robotics system capable of free-flight exploration without the need for fallback-ready human operators. According to the standards set by the automotive industry – and recently updated by Exyn experts for aerial applications – an overview of autonomy levels is categorized from levels 0 – 5. The Levels of Aerial Autonomy Version 1.0 are: • Level... Full story

  • Exyn autonomous aerial robots for mapping lidar data collection compilation

    Exyn unveils next gen drone technology

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Exyn Technologies launches the newest drone in its lineup of aerial robots, the ExynAero, along with ExynPak, a new portable format that allows users to take advantage of the drone's mapping and other features where autonomy is not needed or practical. Already well known for its previous work in autonomous aerial robot systems, the award-winning Exyn Technologies has continued to pursue a truly autonomous drone that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex G...

  • Exyn Drone UAV mapping underground development at gold mine Finland

    Autonomous drone maps Finland gold mine

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 2, 2022

    Rupert Resources partnered with Exyn Technologies to map 30 underground mining stopes in three days using the world's first industrial-grade fully autonomous drone at the past producing Pahtavaara gold mine in central Lapland of northern Finland. Since its acquisition of the Pahtavaara mine in 2016, Rupert has undertaken extensive new exploration and geological modelling, utilizing the substantial amount of historical drilling data and 35 kilometers (22 miles) of underground...

  • Drones gold mineral exploration Yukon Territory Canada

    Drones set new heights for mining industry

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    Companies have begun using drones in many industries around the world. One of the most interesting is the effectiveness of drones in the mining industry. The economic benefits of drones are becoming more obvious as industry experts focus on specific problems drones may be able to solve. Drones have proven to be particularly well-suited for discovering new mineral deposits, as well as safely and efficiently tackling some of the tough tasks around operating mines. These...

  • Exyn Technologies Maestro Digital Mine canary gas sensor drone autonomous

    Drones are new canaries in the mine

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Mar 8, 2022

    Maestro Digital Mine, which specializes in industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices that make mines safer and more productive, and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer of aerial drones capable of autonomously navigating complex underground environments, have teamed up to create the 21st century equivalent of a canary in the mine – an ExynAero drone equipped with critical gas sensors manufactured by Maestro. For centuries, hazardous gases have posed a fatal threat to underground... Full story

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