Airobotics a Finalist for the Austmine 2019 METS Innovation Award
Airobotics were recently announced as finalists for the Austmine 2019 Awards in the category of METS Innovation. This is a fantastic achievement and great recognition for a company breaking new ground in the use of autonomous drones in the mining industry. The winner of the METS Innovation Award will be crowned at the Austmine Industry Leaders' Dinner and Awards, taking place on Wednesday 22nd May, 7.30pm at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Following their announcement as a finalist, we caught up with Airobotics to discuss their success.
1. How do you feel about being selected as a finalist for the Austmine 2019 awards?
We are very excited and feel extremely privileged to have been selected as an innovation finalist for the Austmine 2019 awards. We are not taking this nomination lightly as we recognise that we are amongst other amazing companies who have dedicated their efforts to the METS sector. Best of luck to the other finalists!
2. Why do you think your entry stood out to our judges?
Airobotics’ innovation stands out as the world’s first and only regulatory-compliant commercial UAV solution that can be operated remotely. This new ‘man on the loop’ level of operations enables human operators to supervise flights, but without requiring ‘man in the loop’ pilots to intervene in flight operations.
Airobotics’ robotic airbase, multi-sensor drone, and AI-driven analytics automate the digitization of sites and cities through high-frequency data collection, processing, visualization and analysis to reveal critical business insights.
There may be a handful of other drone-in-a-box companies today, but none that have the experience of customer deployments at top-tier mining projects across various geographies. With proven success across sites in Australia, US and Israel, we are ready to expand across the global mining sector as well as other synergistic verticals in urban environments including Emergency Services, Insurance, Property Inspection, Construction and Utilities.
3. Why is it important to have awards that recognise success in our sector?
Mining has long been perceived as an industry that is slow to embrace change and lagging in innovation. For those in the know, that cannot be further from the truth. The Mining Industry has systematically investigated and trialled many innovations borrowed from other sectors with many intrinsic advancements borne from the drive to solve mining-specific challenges. We are fortunate to be experiencing an unprecedented level of innovation, collaboration, and technology adoption across the industry. It is therefore important that we celebrate together as an industry, and recognise the collective efforts of these companies and individuals for their contributions that can only lead to the betterment of the industry.