Do you have experience and knowledge with autonomous mining underground, or is it something you’re considering for the future of your operation? GMG is hosting a workshop on Dec 5 in Sudbury for a deep dive into the lessons learned from deployments, to identify and discuss the critical challenges to address for future underground autonomous implementations, and to contribute to the new version of GMG’s Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining guideline and roadmap of 2024 priorities.
Underground autonomous mining: the major challenges
The workshop will kick off with defining and tackling the key issues that are currently hindering the progress of autonomous underground mining.
Participants will define the challenges they are grappling with on the road to underground autonomy, and dig-in together to understand if these challenges are common across sites and deployments, and understand potential solutions. These critical challenges will help shape the focus for 2024 projects.
Implementation of autonomous mining: Operational readiness and deployment
The new version of GMG’s Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining guideline will be drafted by year-end, and workshops are being held globally to finalize two key new areas of work: operational readiness and deployment. Participants will have an opportunity to share their experience and knowledge in these areas while also leveraging from others.
The outcomes from this workshop will contribute to updating the content on the above topics in GMG’s Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining v2 guideline, which is scheduled for publication in Q1 2024.
Link to previously published guideline: Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining