METS award won by vision systems firm Presien

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Artificial intelligence-powered vision systems company Presien has won the mining equipment, technology and services category at the InnovationAus 2021 Awards for Excellence.

The InnovationAus 2021 Awards for Excellence were presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Wednesday night at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney.

On the night, Presien took out the top prize for the mining equipment, technology and services category for its products that make construction, mining and other industrial worksites safer and more efficient.

METS Ignited chief executive Adrian Beer with Presien’s Kieran MacKenzie 

The company, which was spun out of construction and engineering giant Laing O’Rourke, has been backed by Main Sequence Ventures. Its first product leverages cast AI-training data from worksites and purpose-built applications to identify and prevent dangerous incidents for workers and equipment.

This product can detect and alert potential accidents by automatically monitoring situations like blinds spots on a worksite.

Newcastle-based firm Pitcrew AI, which offers thermal energy cameras and AI tech to inspect the conditions of autonomous fleets, and the BHP developed and funded Dash Tools were highly commended in the category.

The other finalists for the mining equipment, technology and services award were 3ME Technology, Lab3 and MyPass Global.

The resource sector is a hotbed for innovative automation and robotics technology, and there will be growth within the technology and these innovations will be transferred to other industries.

The rapidly changing global economy also means the local sector is under pressure to lower its own emissions, and in some cases apply its innovations elsewhere.

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