RPA conference focuses on mining

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Miners and remotely piloted aircraft operators will gather in Perth next week to explore how remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) and mining can further work together. Remotely piloted vehicles, including aircraft, wheeled and rail vehicles, are already in widespread use in mining.

Remotely piloted aircraft are used in the mining industry for: inspection of fixed plant; stockpile volume modelling; aerial surveying and mapping of mine sites.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the Resources Industry Conference takes place on 26-27 June, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Perth. Speakers will cover topics including technology transfer from military RPA to the growing civilian sector, possibilities for long-range RPA, and risk management strategies for RPA operators.

In July the focus will shift to emergency services when the UAV Triple Zero conference takes place at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Melbourne, on July 23-24.

This conference will cover real-time incident intelligence, imaging and surveillance among emergency service organisations, in facilitating both the timely distribution of response personnel and resources.

More information on these events.

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