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DECEMBER 12, 2017 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI): ASI Mining, has collaborated with Enaex (subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group) to develop semi-autonomous blasting functionality with ASI’s autonomous command and control software, MOBIUS.

“Mobius continues to expand as an enabler of autonomous applications in mining,” said Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development for ASI Mining.“It’s expanding its role as an integration software platform for autonomous mobile equipment, including haul trucks, dozers, drills, etc., enabling them to work together within an autonomous mining environment. We are excited to add blasting equipment to that growing list with the involvement of Enaex.”

ASI’s Mobius for Blasting application provides capability for tele-op and autonomous navigation of blast vehicles, including mobile manufacturing unit and stemming vehicles. In addition, Mobius has the potential to coordinate drill and blasting, resulting in dynamically tailored blast processes based on actual “As-Drilled” hole data, creating higher efficiency and increased fragmentation.

Steps were taken to ensure the autonomous blasting solutions meet all required safety, operational and availability standards, given the high risk of danger for both workers and equipment.

Mobius route for stemming truck
Mobius interface displaying a path for a stemming truck

“These projects were specially created to further enhance the mining operation and its resources by taking care of our greater value, which are people,” said Juan Andrés Errázuriz, CEO of the Enaex Group.

Enaex announced the joint robotic effort at a recent event highlighting Mine-iTruck, a “mobile manufacturing unit,” using teleoperation and autonomous features that operate the vehicle autonomously inside an open pit mine. This development is part of an ecosystem of teleoperation and autonomous units that will allow Enaex to improve workers’ safety by using technology to perform tasks on risky mine environments from a safe location.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle automation. ASI’s Mobius platform provides an OEM-agnostic, interoperable command and control software solution for autonomous vehicles. Mobius enables mine operations to integrate a variety of mining based vehicles under a comprehensive platform. ASI’s robotic hardware and software systems allow users to safely manage their entire fleet of vehicles autonomously. A world leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems, we serve clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, government, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperation, and fully automated solutions, all from our headquarters and 100-acre proving ground in northern Utah.

ASI’s vehicle automation products can be found in companies and government agencies throughout the world, including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Ford Motor Company, Case New Holland, Luke Air Force Base, General Dynamics, Sharp Electronics, and others.



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About Enaex

Enaex, a subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group, has over 96 years of experience in the explosives market. It is the third largest producer of ammonium nitrate in the world, the leader in blasting services in Chile and Latin America and the first company in the world that is actively developing a complete robotized solution for blasting. Enaex’s mission is to become the most prestigious company in its industry and deliver first class blasting solutions in the most important mining regions of the world.






OCTOBER 31, 2017 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. (Liebherr) are pleased to announce that Liebherr’s new autonomous ready haul trucks will be compatible with ASI’s autonomous command and control platform; MOBIUS. Liebherr’s vision of an autonomous haul truck includes an open interface that enables the truck to integrate to ASI’s Mobius platform. Liebherr’s autonomous vehicles can be controlled under an OEM agnostic command system for autonomous vehicles, providing maximum flexibility for their customers.

By adopting the Mobius platform, Liebherr is poised to differentiate its autonomous vehicles by addressing the market need for interoperability and openness,” explains ASI’s Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development over Mining. “I believe the market will welcome Liebherr’s decision.”

Liebherr has integrated with the Mobius protocols for its vehicle control interface, rather than establishing a proprietary command and control platform on its own. This move to an open platform will provide much needed flexibility to their customers when integrating different autonomous vehicle types throughout a mine site.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle automation. ASI’s Mobius platform provides an OEM-agnostic, interoperable command and control software solution for autonomous vehicles. Mobius enables mine operations to integrate a variety of mining based vehicles under a comprehensive platform. ASI’s robotic hardware and software systems allow users to safely manage their entire fleet of vehicles autonomously. A world leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems, we serve clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, government, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperation, and fully automated solutions, all from our headquarters and 100-acre proving ground in northern Utah.

ASI’s vehicle automation products can be found in companies and government agencies throughout the world, including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Ford Motor Company, Case New Holland, Luke Air Force Base, General Dynamics, Sharp Electronics, and others.



Autonomous ready haul trucks

About Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. has been manufacturing large mining trucks designed to handle payloads of up to 363 t / 400 tons for the international mining industry since the mid-1990s. The trusted diesel-electric drive concept ensures the highest level of cost-effectiveness and, when paired with a Liebherr R 996 B or R 9800 mining excavator, the trucks are perfectly suited for the demands of mining environments. Customers can expect a high level of performance from these machines at the lowest cost per ton. Since Liebherr’s move into the mining industry, its equipment has set standards in open-cast mining operations around the world. Through advanced technologies, long-life components and comprehensive on-site customer service, Liebherr mining trucks, excavators and crawler tractors ensure the highest levels of up-time and cost-efficiency – even under the toughest of conditions. Liebherr’s continuous focus on innovation and quality ensures maximum customer value in all product areas.







Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and CNH Industrial have announced the unveiling of concept autonomous tractors. ASI is CNH Industrial’s technology provider responsible for developing autonomous vehicle technology for a concept cabless Case IH Magnum and a concept New Holland T8, based on a current production tractor.

The tractors, unveiled today at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, include the ability for autonomous seeding, planting and tillage, for broad acre and row crop farming. Advanced path planning technology will allow farmers to manage their fields efficiently and oversee the overall operation of several vehicles at once. The vehicles are also capable of obstacle detection which will enhance safety in the agriculture industry.

“ASI is the industry-leading developer of autonomous solutions in the off-road vehicle segment"

“ASI is the industry-leading developer of autonomous solutions in the off-road vehicle segment and the natural choice to be one of CNH Industrial’s key technology providers. CNH Industrial has had a long and successful relationship with ASI and we will continue to work together in developing advanced autonomous solutions for the future benefit of our global customers” stated Richard Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial.

This new technology gives farmers the ability to operate their tractor as both a manned or unmanned vehicle.

At a farmer's command, autonomous tractors can drive from a parking area along private roads to a field and begin work without any intervention.

ASI has nearly two decades of autonomous technology development experience. As a smaller and more agile technology developer, ASI is able to partner with large global companies to help them disrupt their market with multi-vehicle autonomy faster and more economically than they could in any other way.

“Our relationship with CNH Industrial is vital in facilitating the near term disruption of how farming is done. We’re thrilled to be working with the leaders in Ag innovation to make this exciting future of driverless tractors a reality,” says Mel Torrie, ASI founder and CEO. “CNH Industrial’s selection of ASI as a long term, strategic robotic development provider validates the capability and flexibility of our robotics platform in reducing the risk and costs for equipment manufacturers to bring advanced capabilities to their respective industries.”

“Our relationship with CNH Industrial is vital in facilitating the near term disruption of how farming is done."

ASI and CNH Industrial have joined forces to create a development model and architecture framework that is flexible and dynamic, able to quickly adapt and adopt new technologies and standards as fast as they become available. This concept tractor results from the integration of ASI’s autonomous hardware and software with CNH Industrial’s advanced platform.

ASI also leverages this autonomous technology with other large global companies such as FCA US, Ford, Toyota, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Dematic, and a large global security company and others to be announced in coming weeks.

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About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components that are OEM agnostic. ASI’s robotic kits and command and control software can be leveraged in a variety of industries including agriculture, automotive, mining, military, security, and industrial applications. ASI’s vehicle automation kits are OEM independent and have been used for many different applications. Clients have experienced enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and improved accuracy.

For over 16 years, ASI has been a leader in vehicle automation. ASI has a strong software team which makes up over half of its engineering work force. ASI’s Mobius software allows for command and control of a fleet of vehicles in addition to ease of use, industry specific task planning, and vehicle diagnostics. ASI has extensive experience automating vehicles of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on systems integration, obstacle detection and avoidance, tele-operation, and fully autonomous controls.

About CNH Industrial N.V.

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com

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Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has been elected to Robotics Business Review (RBR) fifth annual RBR50 list for the second straight year. ASI has been recognized as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2016 alongside robotic giants like Google, FANUC, and Foxconn.

RBR50 companies are recognized based on their innovation, groundbreaking applications, commercial success and potential, and represent many different levels and facets of the robotics ecosystem.

“We are thrilled to be elected to the RBR50 for a second year in a row. After 15 years in business the technology readiness and customer demand are finally converging for what looks to be an exponential adoption curve,” says Mel Torrie, ASI founder and CEO. “We have seen more demand in the last 18 months than we’ve seen in the previous 15 years and we’re fortunate to have assembled the needed productization team to complement our research capability. We could not have accomplished this organic growth without patient and forward looking early adopter partners and we are thankful for their support.”


ASI’s hardware and software robotic building blocks are used in productizing driverless ground vehicle systems for applications like mining, agriculture, cleaning, security, and automotive. Customers are starting to realize the benefits of this technology including higher safety, dramatically lower maintenance costs, and maximum productivity. Thanks to the downward trend of sensor and processor costs the return on investment is getting higher and faster.

ASI has a very busy 2016 ahead of it according to Jared Pratt, Vice President of Business Development. Pratt says the interest for this kind of technology is only growing. “There is so much opportunity right in front of us in some of our larger industries that we could see the need for doubling our staff of 100 plus just to keep up.”

“There is so much opportunity right in front of us in some of our larger industries that we could see the need for doubling our staff of 100 plus just to keep up.”


With the robotics industry becoming more competitive than ever, new innovations, technologies, and companies are emerging faster than ever. The RBR50 list outlines those companies who should be kept on your business radar.

This international compilation spans 11 countries and in addition to the large conglomerates, 23% of the list is comprised of lesser-known startups. The RBR50 list is dynamic, with robotics companies entering and leaving on an annual basis and thus creating a list that is indicative of where the global robotics industry as a whole is headed. “The World Economic Forum cites 2016 as the launch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and has tabbed robotics as the lead player in that transformation. Each of the RBR50 for 2016 should be duly proud that the robotics community has selected them to lead this charge,” said Tom Green, RBR Editor in Chief.


About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

For more than 15 years, ASI has been a world leader in unmanned ground vehicle solutions. From our northern Utah headquarters, ASI serves clients around the world in the mining, agriculture, automotive, military, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperated, and fully automated, coordinated multi-vehicle solutions. ASI's universal, OEM-independent technology allows organizations to improve productivity, enhance safety, reduce costs, and increase accuracy. For more information visit www.asirobots.com.

About Robotics Business Review

Robotics Business Review provides business intelligence for the global robotics industry. Members enjoy excusive insights into global news, tracking of financial transactions, analysis of new technologies and companies, annual and quarterly research reports, access to the RBR50 Top 50 Companies list and much more. Visit RoboticsBusinessReview.com.


A ford truck being run through rigorous durability tests using ASI's robotic vehicle automation kit.A ford truck being run through rigorous durability tests using ASI's robotic vehicle automation kit.

  • Autonomous Solutions Inc. and Ford are licensing robotic vehicle testing technology to other vehicle manufacturers

  • Industry-first technology saves time and spares human drivers from physical abuse by accelerating high-impact on-road and off-road durability testing

  • Patented robotic durability testing used to ensure Ford trucks, including the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty, are Built Ford Tough

PETERSBORO, Utah, Nov. 3, 2015 – Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI) partnered with Ford to further develop ASI’s software and hardware components that enable autonomous, robotic operation of test vehicles. The industry-first technology saves time and spares human drivers from such physically demanding tasks as driving over curbs and through potholes in durability testing.

Now, other automakers are set to benefit from this technology.




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PETERSBORO, UTAH, September 17, 2015 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) announced the completion of facilities expansion involving their unmanned vehicle test track.

This expansion includes a tripling of the test tracks and the creation of more realistic urban scenarios with the needed signage and road striping to develop and test new driverless vehicle algorithms.

“This new facility expansion is critical in the support of our new partners. Our proving ground is a test city, it’s a test mine, it’s a test farm field. We have built into our facility all of these different environments to enable rapid development and rigorous 24/7 product verification and validation testing.” says Mel Torrie, ASI co-founder and CEO.

"Our proving ground is a test city, it’s a test mine, it’s a test farm field."

“This facility expansion not only allows us to do more testing, but also provides more office space for the quickly growing engineering team,” says Mr. Torrie. ASI is currently automating testing for three of the five big automotive companies in Detroit and is expanding into Europe and China with partnerships starting in January. Other markets like Mining, Agriculture, and Construction leverage the same underlying robotics platform foundation but have different “apps” that are customized to the unique needs of each.



ASI Ranked in Inc. 5000 List

For Immediate Release

PETERSBORO, UTAH, August 12, 2015 - Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a leader in ground vehicle automation, announced it has been awarded a spot on Inc. magazine’s 34th annual Inc. 5000 list. ASI has been named one of the top 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the Americas.

Inc. magazine ranked ASI NO. 1716 overall and NO. 19 in Engineering on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

ASI is the leading provider of a set of robotics platform building blocks to partners in agriculture, mining, automotive testing, security, industrial cleaning, and industrial automation, among others.

"We are thrilled to be one of the country’s fastest growing companies and from what we understand the fastest growing robotics company. After 15 years in business the technology readiness and customer demand are finally converging for what looks to be an exponential adoption curve," says Mel Torrie, ASI co-founder and CEO. "We have seen more demand in the last 18 months than we've seen in the previous 15 years and we're fortunate to have assembled the needed productization team to compliment our research capability. We could not have accomplished this organic growth without patient and forward looking early adopter partners and we are thankful for their support."

ASI has grown its staff of primarily engineers from 28 in 2011 to 118 today. As of the end of 2014, ASI had a 237% revenue growth. As a result of this growth, through years of research and development, ASI is now able offer clients a rapid and affordable pathway to driverless vehicles in any industry. This has been proven in soon to be announced partnerships with several world leading OEM vehicle manufacturers in industries such as agriculture, mining, industrial automation, security, and automotive testing. Solutions can range from remote control to full driverless autonomy and there have been exciting savings realized not just in labor savings, but in maintenance cost reduction and improved deterministic productivity. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found at inc.com/inc5000.



ASI elected to the 2015 RBR50 ListFor the second consecutive year, the Robotics Business Review elected ASI to join the RBR50 list, a group of the top 50 robotics companies for business and investors to watch in 2015.

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FRAMINGHAM, MA—FEBRARY 16, 2015. Robotics Business Review (RBR) unveiled its fourth annual RBR50 list, naming Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for the second consecutive year.

With new companies entering the industry each year, the robotics field is becoming increasingly competitive. Of those companies, the RBR50 list outlines those that should be kept on the business and investment radar. RBR50 companies are recognized based on their innovation, groundbreaking application(s), commercial success and potential, and represent many different levels and facets of the robotics ecosystem.

"We're honored to be included on the RBR50 for the second straight year," said Mel Torrie, President and CEO of ASI. "Being included on this list shows that the members of the robotics community recognize the significant contribution that ASI has made and is making to the industry."

We’re honored to be included on the RBR50 for the second straight year
—   Mel Torrie, President/CEO of ASI

The RBR50 list is an international compilation that spans eleven countries. The list includes large conglomerates but also represents lesser-known startups which make up 20% of the list.



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Anglo American initiates field trials of a new autonomous haulage program developed in partnership with Autonomous Solutions, Inc. The system is designed to improve safety, productivity, and sustainability in haulage operations.

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PETERSBORO, UTAH—December 15, 2014. Representatives from Anglo American recently announced their partnership with Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI). The goal of the multi-year relationship is to deliver enhanced productivity, sustainability, and safety through mining vehicle automation systems for the company's haulage operations.

The joint effort is part of Anglo American’s FutureSmart™ initiative through which the company is partnering with third party technology groups like ASI to drive innovation within the mining industry.

Facing challenges such as lower commodity prices, declining grades of ore deposits, and difficulty of access to ore bodies, the mining industry "needs to leap forward twenty years in five," said Tony O'Neill, Anglo American’s Group Director for Technical and Sustainability, at the Dassault Systemes 3DExperience Forum in November.

[The mining industry] needs to leap forward twenty years in five
—   Tony O'Neill, Anglo American

To help drive this innovation, Anglo American is working with ASI automation engineers to create fully autonomous, teleoperated, and remote control haulage operations.



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ASI's robotic Ford Escape was featured at July's Cache Valley Robotics Fair. The event is one of the only places in the world to get a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle.

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LOGAN, UT—July 14, 2014. Robotics enthusiasts gathered Saturday at Bridgerland Applied Technology Center's (BATC) west campus in Logan, Utah, for the inaugural Cache Valley Robotics Fair.

The event was organized by local robotics company, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI), to support local robotics teams and featured exhibits from ASI, Utah State University, BATC, and Mountain Crest High School. About 300 people from the Logan community attended.

Fairgoers lined up for an opportunity to ride in ASI's fully robotic Ford Escape. The Escape leverages vehicle robotics, GPS, and radio technology to navigate along a path designated in a software program, and ASI is one of the only groups in the world that can provide autonomous rides.



The same technology in action at Saturday's fair is currently used by Ford's Michigan Proving Ground to improve safety and reliability in vehicle durability testing.

We're trying to promote...the skills we need in future engineers.
—   Mel Torrie

Utah State University, BATC, and Mountain Crest High School supplied robots that had recently seen action in the VEX Robotics tournament circuit. The VEX tournaments attract thousands of future engineering students from all over the world. With the robot they brought to the fair, Mountain Crest's team won the Utah State title in 2014 and placed 22nd in their division at the World competition.