On 23 August 2021 the UNEXUP project was introduced on Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast, hosted by Rob Tyson. Dig Deep is a podcast dedicated to the mining industry, in which mining professionals are invited to discuss and present new topics, innovations, companies, and news about the sector. This initiative was created by Rob Tyson, the Founder and Director of Mining International – in the UK.
In this occasion, Richárd Zoltán Papp – the CEO of UNEXMIN GeoRobotics, UGR (UNEXUP partner) – was invited to talk about the creation of the company, the offered services, as well as its role in the UNEXUP project. UGR is the company responsible for the organization of the field missions and, mainly, the development of the Go-To-Market strategy for the UNEXUP technology. In addition, Richárd talked about the technological and scientific achievements during the UNEXMIN and UNEXUP projects. He explained the development of the robots, the geoscientific and navigational instrumentation, the performance in the field, as well as the various applications of the technology, not only dedicated to the mining sector, but any underwater environment.
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Podcasts are in a steady growth in popularity in the past years, therefore, it was a great opportunity to present the UNEXMIN/UNEXUP projects, the company UNEXMIN GeoRobotics (UGR), and to mention the next steps towards the commercialization of the robot-based exploration technology for flooded environments.