Could robots help unlock the lost potential of flooded mines?

A new type of submersible robot could provide a more accurate picture of the state of historic flooded mines and help evaluate whether they may be worth reopening. Stephen Henley reports on field tests in Staffordshire

by Stephen Henley
The UX-1 robot used extensive instrumentation to capture large volumes of data at Ecton mine.  Photo: Unexmin
The UX-1 robot used extensive instrumentation to capture large volumes of data at Ecton mine. Photo: Unexmin

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