This short course will speak to the Global Mining Guideline Group’s Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining, which aims to communicate and educate using current industry practices and common terms of reference and provides guidance on justifying, planning, developing, testing, implementing, and executing autonomous systems. This short course is for all practitioners involved in or considering implementing autonomous systems.
The mining industry is increasingly embracing automation as a safety and productivity enabler and as a critical factor in making future mining methods sustainable. Successfully implementing autonomous systems adds clear value: it can improve safety, increase production efficiency, and lower maintenance costs. Implementing autonomous systems also presents new challenges such as security and safety risks and workforce and workflow changes.
This implementation guideline provides mining companies, OEMs, OTMs, third-party solution providers, system integrators, regulators, and other stakeholders with the tools necessary to move forward with autonomous mining projects. The guideline serves as a first step, assisting companies implementing autonomous mining projects ranging from single autonomous vehicles and hybrid fleets to highly autonomous fleets. It includes:
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To learn more about GMG’s Autonomous Mining Working Group and projects and how you can get involved, click here.
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Registration for this short course must be completed through the SME website below. It appears in the registration system as Implementing Autonomous Systems, GMG.