We offer our robots-as-a-service, RaaS, as an accessible and easy way to adopt robotic solutions for your needs. No capital cost, no risk, no maintenance. Our robots are available to be deployed throughout North America and globally in a timely fashion for surveying, sampling, geotechnical investigations and bathymetry.
Copperstone Robots are available for short or long duration projects and pricing is dependent on capabilities, time and risk. Copperstone sends trained Field Engineers to operate the robots and works with your team to collect the data you need. Contact us to learn more.
Hazardous site investigations
HELIX robots are designed to operate in the harshest of conditions, collect the data you need most, and keep your people safe. HELIX robots are all-terrain vehicles that can operate in all weather conditions, any season, day or night. They can be outfitted with various payload tools for different functional surveys. HELIX robots have successfully operated on:
- Open water
- Rocky, mountainous terrain
- Mine waste tailings (with consistency like peanut butter)
- Snow & thin ice operations
- Hills and dam walls
- Vegetation and environmentally-sensitive lands
MINE WASTE TAILINGS
Tailings are the collection of left over raw material, or waste material, from many mining operations. They are often stored in water filled containment ponds and retained by an earthen tailings dam. These ponds may create hazards to personnel, the environment, and the communities around their operational location due to the volumes of fluid, the potentially unstable nature of earth dams or the constituents of the tailings themselves.
Understanding the water balance is critical to mining operations. Further, the dynamic nature of the geotechnical parameters of the tailings and the composition of the materials, as well as the limitations of the pond construction and support mechanisms allows organizations to identify areas of concern and proactively manage the tailings storage facilities.
WATER STORAGE PONDS
A water storage system acts as a reservoir to hold excess water and provides water during periods of drought or low water supplies. Water storage systems must be structurally stable and resistant while being self-standing without the need of support structures. Large water storage systems are often built to resemble natural lakes or ponds.
These bodies of water must be regularly monitored and maintained in all different weather conditions and throughout the year. All inspections and sampling are done safely from the shoreline.
Robots can venture to places humans are unable to reach or locations that are simply too dangerous. The Mars rovers are perfect examples and inspirations for our work too. Robots can work at extreme distances in the harshest of environments, but bring the user into the action with streaming data and live controls. Copperstone robots are data collection vehicles to safely and efficiently satisfy needs for data in hazardous locations.
Companies are looking for ways to proactively manage risks and liabilities. Robots are an easily adoptable solution to support ESG (environmental, safety and governance) goals.