Fast Company reports that technology used on NASA Mars rovers is being applied to smart technology that will be used on earth. We will see “fully automated drill rigs” in the future.
Meanwhile, there’s a debate within the industry sector about the need for human direction. A January article in RIGZONE asks, “Is Automated Drilling the Industry’s Future?”.
It’s worth noting, that drill rig operations include many skilled, and high paid jobs, and some of these jobs will be eliminated by automation in the future.
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