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¡VAMOS! & UNEXMIN conference on robotics and automation in mineral exploration and mining

a joint conference on the use of robotics and automation for mineral exploration and extraction
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In January 2018 iVAMOS! and UNEXMIN will be organizing a joint conference on the use of robotics and automation for mineral exploration and extraction. The cross-cutting collaboration between the two EU-funded projects, involving a combined total of 25 participating partner organisations, as well as participants outside both consortia, will largely benefit the development of the respective technologies. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss about latest advances in the field and develop synergies on innovation in mineral exploration and extraction.

The conference will be a one day event with introductory plenary and parallel sessions entailing presentations in the morning and afternoon sessions dedicated to workshops related to technology roadmapping and technology exploitation, as a part of the UNEXMIN and iVAMOS! project activities. In addition, it is also in the scope of this event to network, share experiences and build new cooperation links. All experts in the fields of geology, mining, robotics, and machinery, minerals industry representatives, mining and construction machinery manufacturers, robotics developers and manufacturers, and policy and decision makers in the field of mineral exploration and extraction are invited to attend.

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The conference is organized by the Geological Survey of Slovenia and will be held at the beautiful alpine town of Bled (Slovenia) on the 30th of January 2018. It is also possible to join an one day pre-conference field trip to the historic UNESCO heritage Idrija mercury mine. Updates on the program and the speakers will follow later this year. For more information on how to attend see the flyer.

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