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Autonomous Mining - with Paul Newman

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In this episode we chat to Paul Newman, founder & CTO of Oxbotica, a start-up company that has grown through to be one of the world’s leading autonomous driving software companies. They build software for real-world application, drawing on principles of physics, robotics, maths, AI and are heavily involved in the mining industry.

Paul is a creator, pioneer and innovator of autonomous vehicle technology. He is CTO at Ox-bot-ica, holds the BP Chair of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford, and is Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute. We discuss in more depth the technological advances in automation within the mining industry like they have with companies including Wenco and Bp who they have partnered with


  • The primary focus behind Oxbotica is to change the way in which people and goods can be moved, by creating software that changes the way machines learn and adapt.
  • Universal autonomy is the art of creating software that can cause machines to adapt to any sector, no matter what the field of business.
  • The key to autonomous vehicles is to create a free flow of information that can be called upon by any vehicle at any time depending on the situation.


'How do make a big machine do something for you?'

'Oxbotica makes software that changes the way that goods and people move'

'With those things you have the principles of autonomy'

'The vehicles must be smart enough'


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Paul Newman LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-newman-13457b15b?originalSubdomain=uk

Oxbotica - https://www.oxbotica.com/about-us/


Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.








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