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In S. Africa's Deep Mines, Drones May Soon Go Where Humans Should Not

South Africa is developing drones for the mining industry for inspections in potentially unsafe areas underground, removing the need to put humans in harm's way, an industry conference heard on Thursday. Fred Cawood, the director of the Mining Institute at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, told the conference that drones were being developed to send to danger zones beneath the surface. "It is to use the machine in areas where people should not be,"...

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