Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts

Richard has been in mining and finance journalism for 25 years, spending the bulk of his career in Australia but visiting and covering projects and other aspects of the industry all around the world in that time. He spent eight years developing the weekly Australasian-focused HighGrade.net before joining Mining Journal, and prior to that ran Mining Journal owner Aspermont’s mining publishing business out of Perth, Western Australia, for more than a decade.

Articles by Richard Roberts

Functional safety expert sees autonomous mining tide rising

Functional safety expert sees autonomous mining tide rising

Former Mine of the Future safety leader joins Auto-mate in Perth

auto-mate

26 FEB 2021
Gear-shift coming in underground automation race

Gear-shift coming in underground automation race

Group editor Richard Roberts speaks with technology leader about mining's new tech race

26 FEB 2021
Interoperability key to getting mining i4.0 wheels turning

Interoperability key to getting mining i4.0 wheels turning

IT boffins might argue it's more complex, but vital data alignment is a wheel thing.

Innovation

24 FEB 2021
Mining equipment shipments higher in Q4

Mining equipment shipments higher in Q4

But down for calendar 2020.

Fleet

17 FEB 2021
Opening up mining 4.0 crucial to safety, automation gains

Opening up mining 4.0 crucial to safety, automation gains

Former Rio Tinto systems engineer joins tech newcomer.

Aggreko says mining appetite for green power expanding

Aggreko says mining appetite for green power expanding

Power company's mining boss sees faster transition even with cost headwinds.

People first, robots second, mining leader says

People first, robots second, mining leader says

Irony in reliance on people to speed tech shift.

Sustainability

17 DEC 2020
Mining IP belongs with SMEs, not big miners

Mining IP belongs with SMEs, not big miners

Robotics & Automation conference hears "stranded IP" has limited, lasting benefits.

Innovation

14 DEC 2020
Miners have

Miners have 'free pass', for now, to bet on no-carbon future

Actions, not just planning, for mine of tomorrow must start today, panel says.

Sustainability

19 OCT 2020
Gold miners turning to technology

Gold miners turning to technology

Golden era for mine automation in Western Australia.

Investment

15 OCT 2020
Mongolia engineering JV shoots to international prominence

Mongolia engineering JV shoots to international prominence

Huge Oyu Tolgoi ore handling chutes underline local engineering, fabrication capability

murray engineering

09 OCT 2020
Cracking coal

Cracking coal's autonomous drill code

Technology, software, continues to evolve at a fast pace

epiroc

15 JUL 2020