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Episode 74 – Revolutionizing the Mining Industry with Sensor Fusion: Insights from Mel Torrie, Founder and CEO of ASI


with Mel Torrie

February 1, 2024

35 minutes

In the 74th episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Mel Torrie, Founder and CEO of Autonomous Solutions Incorporated (ASI), a company that automates vehicles in the industrial space and drives automation in the mining industry.

ASI was founded in 2000 as a spinoff from Utah State University and is headquartered in Petersboro, Utah. ASI provides an OEM/vendor-independent automation technology to create fully autonomous vehicles by retrofitting existing equipment.

ASI helps world-leading producers and manufacturers reach their potential through their AI and Machine Learning Robotics Platform of solutions. From their headquarters and 100-acre proving ground in northern Utah, they serve partners in the mining, material handling, construction, agriculture, automotive, and defense industries.

Join Ryan and Mel as they discuss ASI’s journey to success, from finding their niche to developing their technology. Mel talks about the challenges of operating in the mining industry and the importance of sensor fusion. They also mention the potential for electrification in mining and ASI’s plans for expansion into other markets. 

If you want to learn more about how IoT is impacting different touchpoints of industrial control, do consider subscribing to the podcast. 

About the Show

“IoT Podcast: Over the Air” is a podcast that features unfiltered conversations with executives about their IoT journeys — the mistakes they made, the lessons they learned, and what they wished they’d known when they started. In each episode of Over the Air, our expert guests make bold predictions, reveal unpopular opinions, and share stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

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Hosted by: Ryan Prosser

CEO at Very

As Very's CEO, Ryan collaborates daily with product, sales, and marketing to deliver the IoT solutions our clients look for. He is also a champion for our culture, fostering transparency and efficiency across our distributed team.