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Dog-like robot launched in South Africa to automate hard-to-reach mining environments

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Mining technology integration partner Dwyka Mining Services this week launched US-based robotics developer Boston Dynamics’ quadruped robot, known as Spot, in South Africa, targeting specifically a variety of mining applications.

Dwyka MD Jamie van Schoor says Spot can be used in the mining industry for seismic surveys, gas detection, laser scanning, conveyor belt line and tunnel inspections and search and rescue operations.

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