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July 17th, 2017

Motion Metrics’ Artificial Intelligence Innovations Featured in Journal of Explosives Engineering

Motion Metrics’ pioneering work on AI-based rock fragmentation analysis is featured in the July/August 2017 issue of the Journal of Explosives Engineering, the bimonthly journal published by the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE). The article, “Fast Rock Segmentation Using Artificial Intelligence to Approach Human-Level Accuracy,” was selected for publication after it received an honorable mention award at the 2017 ISEE Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique earlier this year in Orlando, Florida.

The article discusses how the PortaMetrics™ handheld rock fragmentation analysis tablet uses 3D imaging and artificial intelligence to delineate rock boundaries and accurately calculate particle size distribution without the need for reference objects. By automatically performing blast fragmentation analysis, PortaMetrics™ provides valuable data for mines looking to optimize their blasting procedures in order to save energy costs and improve digging efficiency.

Read the article here