Eye in the sky

In the mining industry, the applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also commonly known as drones, are very varied. Ailbhe Goodbody investigates

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A Riegl RiCOPTER equipped with the VUX-SYS airborne laser scanning system

UAVs can add value to the mining industry in many ways, but the most common (or gateway) application is surveying.