Yes, we do, but mineral mining is never good for the environment. So the Mobian Rebels say.
"Jude, send a new survey team, but have them be escorted by E-100s. Combat variant."
"Will do, sir."
"And oh, while you're here, take Wily Electronics' proposal to our lawyer team to be pored over."
Jude takes the folder, and left for the lawyers. Meanwhile, you take your big-screen videophone, and dial Wily up. See what he's up to.
Soon, Wily's visage fills the screen.
"Why hello! If it isn't my old friend, Robotnik!"
"Glad to see you doing fine, Wily. You're still staying clean, aren't you?"
"Hmph! Of course!"
"So, I looked into your proposal today, and I see that you wanted to make a research lab in Mobius, yes?"
"That's right, Eggman. I have heard of the ruins of Seaside Hill, and I intend to study it for some inspiration. In return, I'll share you some of my android-making technology. Knowledge for knowledge, fair trade, yes?"
"Hmm. I've known you for some time now, Wily... are you having problems with that Light fellow again?"
"Heh, you read me good. I assume you've been troubled with that blue rodent, as well?"
"Not as much as you seem to have with Light, it seems. But why are you willing to trade your technology with what could be your competitor? Don't you have a company to maintain, as well?"
"To be precise, the tech I'm giving to you isn't up-to-date, but I figured it's something you don't have. It's more of the AI instead of the robotics. Now, don't be offended, but I've reverse engineered some of your E-100 series, and while their equipment is on par with mine, the AI is a bit... lacking compared to mine. So here's a chance for you to make them a little better."
Hmm. That is a valid point. While you are good at the robotics, you haven't managed to perfect a good AI. What do we say?