This Machine Is The Largest Robot On Earth

The future of robotics might not be quite what you think

Rio Tinto’s autonomous train chugs through the unpopulated land of Western Australia (Rio Tinto)

Watching a long and lonely ore train snake its way through the scrubby flats of Western Australia is not a remarkable sight. Trains rumble through sparsely populated regions rich in ore and natural history every day carrying valuable minerals to ports on the coast. The trains are over two…