Driverless rock haulers to become Russia?s reality by 2017?Acad. Trubetskoi

Driverless rock haulers to become Russia?s reality by 2017?Acad. TrubetskoiRobotized mining machinery will become a Russian reality in 2017 already, claimed Kliment Trubetskoi, a Russian academician and the mastermind behind the Smart Quarry project

Robotized mining machinery will become a Russian reality in 2017 already, claimed Kliment Trubetskoi, a Russian academician and the mastermind behind the Smart Quarry project. The Skolkovo Foundation website quoted him as saying that last week at a ceremony, receiving the Demidov Prize, one of Russia?s most respected awards in R&D and industry. The Smart Quarry project calls for the full automation and robotization of Russia?s mining sector. The effort was supported in the summer of 2013 with a $600,000+ grant from the Skolkovo Foundation. The recipient of the grant was VIST Mining Technology, a resident of Skolkovo?s IT cluster developing Mr. Trubetskoi?s idea into an actual business project...