Mine Rover's Profile

  • Member for:
    5 months 3 weeks
  • Institution:
    Michigan Technological University


The Mining INnovation Enterprise (MINE) seeks to design, test, and implement mining innovation technologies for industry partners. MINE works in interdisciplinary subteams to solve current and future challenges in the traditional mining industry, as well as the emerging mining fields of deep sea and space mining. Opportunities include the improvement of safety and working conditions, increasing productivity and efficiency, as well as mine and equipment design and optimization.

Mine's research projects

Autonomous Mining Rover for Mining Gypsum on Mars

MINE is a student-led program that is designed to teach the engineering process for future challenges in the mining industry. Space mining is an upcoming industry within engineering fields that in the next 20 years will become a multi-trillion dollar industry. In the program, we are building an autonomous Earth-based rover that will be able to test and carry a payload on Mars.

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