GMG Workshop: Implementation of Autonomous Mining

Calling on experts!

GMG’s Autonomous Mining Working Group is having a project workshop on Implementation of Autonomous Mining v2. We’re recruiting volunteers willing and able to contribute expertise to helping develop the next version of the guideline.

The guideline was first published in 2019 to communicate and educate based on current industry practices and common terms of reference and provide guidance on justifying, planning, developing, testing, implementing, and executing autonomous systems. Version 2 is under development to update the content to reflect the rapidly changing landscape around autonomous technologies. Learn more about the project here.

Over the coming months the guideline will be drafted through contribution and collaboration of peers around the globe. The project has kicked off with virtual workshops to:

  • obtain a clear understanding of what is the new information that needs to be developed for the second version of the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining guideline
  • identify volunteers willing to share their expertise, creating small work committees to develop different sections of the upcoming guideline

Following these launch workshops, online collaboration will continue to enable the development of the guideline, including the next virtual workshops scheduled for June 2 and June 24.

Workshop prep

Before we meet, please read the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining guideline. Also, here are some things to consider (from your and your company’s perspectives):

  • What’s new, evolving and emerging in the realm of autonomous systems implementation
  • Key priorities and challenges
  • Other organizations’ efforts and standards
  • Lessons learned
  • What comes next – how to prepare for future developments

How to get involved

There are many ways you can contribute to making this project a valuable guidance document:

  • Share this page throughout your company and with colleagues far and wide with expertise and experience in the implementation of autonomous systems
  • Join the project group!
  • Participate in the workshops to develop pieces of guideline content

Who would be interested in this project

This project would be of interest to professionals working in management, IT/OT, mine planning and engineering, operations and maintenance at mining companies; OEMs, OTMs and third-party solution providers; system integrators; regulators; researchers; educational facilities; adjacent industry reps at oil & gas companies and space agencies.

To accommodate multiple time zones, we have scheduled separate dates and times:

May 12 – 8:00PM – 11:00PM EDT | 00:00AM – 3:00AM UTC (May 13)

June 2 – 11:00AM – 2:00PM EDT | 3:00PM – 6:00PM UTC

June 24 – 8:00PM – 11:00PM EDT | 00:00AM – 3:00AM UTC (June 25)

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