Due to their immense potential for improving safety and productivity, mining companies are investing in autonomous solutions. This working group is a global community that drives collaboration on the key challenges associated with autonomous systems and aims to help the industry achieve the benefits they have to offer.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY
The mining industry is increasingly embracing automation as a safety and productivity enabler and as a critical factor in creating a sustainable future of mining. For these reasons, automation is a key part of many mining companies’ digital transformation roadmaps alongside advances in artificial intelligence, system integration, remote operations and the Internet of Things.
While autonomous mining is innovating the mining industry, it also introduces new challenges, such as:
ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP
The Autonomous Mining Working Group is focused on assisting the industry with its ongoing digital transformation and helping operations achieve the benefits that autonomous systems can offer. The group is built by subject-matter experts, leaders from inside and outside the industry, suppliers, operators and those interested in implementing autonomous systems in mining.
This project aims to develop several case studies from organizations that have implemented autonomous systems. The study can then be used or referenced in marketing campaigns by existing and new autonomous mining implementations. Learn more.
GMG PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
2019 Aug | РУКОВОДСТВО ПО ВНЕДРЕНИЮ СИСТЕМ АВТОМАТИЧЕСКОГО УПРАВЛЕНИЯ В ГОРНОДОБЫВАЮЩЕЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕНННОСТИ. [Russian Translation]
This translation of the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining– a joint effort between GMG and autonomous solutions provider RCT – is a great step towards expanding its reach to regions and sites where English is not the first language.
2019 Apr | Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining
The guideline provides a high-level framework for mining stakeholders to follow when establishing autonomous mining projects ranging from single autonomous vehicles and hybrid fleets to highly autonomous fleets.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS. Functional Safety and System Safety for Autonomous Systems will hold educational workshops in Underground Mining and Surface Mining to to road test the guideline and to capture a set of shareable set of documents illustrating the lifecycle. Stay tune!