Pennsylvania-headquartered Exyn Technologies has partnered with Northern Survey Supply that will make Exyn’s underground drone products available to the Canadian market thanks to distribution by NSS Canada.
Exyn, a creator of autonomous aerial robot systems, said that the Canadian underground mining community has been seeking ways to increase safety and efficiency with its robots; the company said it offers a full-stack solution that enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate a complex environment and adapt to it in real-time.
“As the number of mining fatalities decrease every year due to technological advancements (the Mine Safety and Health Administration reports there were 29 mining fatalities in 2020, making it the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30 – a historic low), Exyn is leading this movement with the ExynAero, an autonomous and self-piloting aerial drone,” Exyn said in late June.
“The ExynAero operates using a high level of autonomy (Autonomy Level 4) to access complex, GPS-denied environments, predominantly within the mining industry. It replaces legacy CMS systems for safer and more efficient workflow.”
The partnership, the pair said, allows mining customers to benefit from comprehensive underground aerial 3D mapping with progressive visualization that increases overall transparency of mining operations – including for GPS-denied, hard-to-reach or hazardous areas, or locations that would be time-consuming to survey and inspect using conventional methods.
Exyn is a spin-out of the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory.