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The automation technology helping cut mining costs

Chinese startup Builder X provides teleoperated excavators to tackle worker shortage

China's Builder X is looking to expand its remote operated excavator technology into overseas markets (Photo courtesy of Builder X).

BEIJING -- Turning automation to practical and profitable use is a tricky task that can test investors' patience. But, far from urban areas, mines are starting to take up the technology.

Founded in August 2018, China's Builder X main business is in providing remote-controlled construction machinery that can be used in mines, wind power plants, roads and commercial properties, with the aim of improving safety and efficiency as well as reducing labor costs.

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