Robotics in Mining – Thematic Intelligence

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The two main uses of robotics in mining are for drilling and haulage. Drilling rigs can be automated to various extents, while haulage vehicles can be replaced by autonomous trucks or autonomous railways. Minor uses include underground rock cutters and inspection drones.

The three common goals of mining companies—safety, productivity, and sustainability—are all supported by robotic deployment.

The robotics in mining thematic intelligence report provides detailed insights on the development of robotics in the mining industry along with complete data analysis. The report also focuses on the value chain analysis and the leading robotics vendors and adopters that are impacting the mining industry.

Robotics in Mining – Data Analysis

The robotics industry is worth $45.3 billion in 2020 and by 2030, it will have grown at a CAGR of 29% to $568bn. The robotics industry can be split into two main areas: industrial robots and service robots. Each can be subdivided into additional categories, with service robots a particularly fragmented category. This section analyzes the overall industry’s performance, forecasts its performance in the next decade, and highlights the key differences in performance between its different segments.

The robotics in mining data analysis also covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline

Service and Industrial Robots Revenue (2020-2030)

Service and Industrial Robots Revenue (2020-2030)

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Robotics in Mining - Value Chain Analysis

GlobalData’s robotics value chain consists of four segments: hardware components, software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service.

Robot Manufacturing: Industrial robots are typically housed in safety cages as they lack sensory intelligence, making them too dangerous to be placed near workers for fear of injury. China is the key growth driver for the industrial robot sector due to the accelerating automation in the Chinese manufacturing sector and the retooling of its automotive factories. Growth in the market is also driven by increasing demand for automation in industries other than automotive, especially electronics. The long-term prospects for growth in industrial robotics are good. However, robot prices are likely to fall, especially as leading Chinese industrial robot makers such as Estun and Siasun increase their presence outside their home market.

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Robotics Adopters in Mining Industry

Some of the leading Mining companies that are currently deploying robotics are Anglo American, BHP, Boliden, Fortescue, and Newcrest Mining.

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Leading Robotics Vendors in Mining Industry

Some of the leading vendors associated with the robotics theme are Cognex, Cyberdyne, Estun Automation, FANUC, and HollySys, among others.

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Specialist Robotics Vendors in Mining Industry

Some of the specialist robotics vendors in the Mining sector are ABB, American Robotics, Autonomous Solutions Inc (ASI), and Caterpillar among others.

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Robotics in Mining – Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecards have three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • Our thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • Our valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • Our risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Robotics in Mining – Thematic Screen

Robotics in Mining – Thematic Screen

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Robotics in Mining Overview

Report Pages 58
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2020) $45.3 billion
Value Chains Hardware Components, Software Components, Robot Manufacturing, and Robotics as a Service
Leading Robotics Adopters Anglo American, BHP, Boliden, Fortescue, and Newcrest Mining
Leading Robotics Vendors Cognex, Cyberdyne, Estun Automation, FANUC, and HollySys
Specialist Robotics Vendors ABB, American Robotics, Autonomous Solutions Inc (ASI), and Caterpillar


  • This report provides an overview of robotics in the agricultural sector.
  • It explains why robotics will continue to grow in importance for the Mining industry.
  • The report outlines how drones and robotics in vertical farming are improving the efficiency of agricultural operations.
  • It also provides examples of what companies and organizations in the Mining industry are doing in relation to this theme and how they create differentiation.
  • Finally, the report highlights Mining companies that are leading in this theme.

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  • To understand robotics and its current and future impact on the Mining industry.
  • To understand how key challenges that the Mining sector is facing have accelerated the need for the deployment of robotics.
  • To identify the leading robotics adopters and specialist robotics vendors.
  • GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors. It has a proven track record of identifying important themes early, enabling companies to make the right investments ahead of the competition, and securing that all-important competitive advantage.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Robotics Value Chain

Robot manufacturing

Hardware components

Software components

Robotics as a service

Mining Challenges

The Impact of Robotics on Mining

Case Studies

Data Analysis

Market size and growth forecasts

Mergers and acquisitions

Patent trends

Company filings trends

Robotics timeline


Leading robotics adopters in mining

Leading robotics vendors

Specialist robotics vendors in mining

Sector Scorecard

Mining sector scorecard


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