IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS v2

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The project aims to provide a common resource or playbook for mining companies negotiating the rapidly changing landscape around autonomous technologies.  

This is a revision of the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining, which was first published in 2019, which will include updates, improvements, and new content based on how technologies have changed and have been applied.  

While standards and other guidance documents exist that cover various aspects of autonomous systems, there is a need for an up-to-date, broad resource that identifies the key considerations and common practices at all stages and for all stakeholders in the implementation process. 

Using this guideline, mining companies at various stages on the implementation journey can understand their maturity level, define their path forward, identify where to seek additional guidance and information and build confidence in the technology.  

This project is led by the Autonomous Mining Working Group.

OBJECTIVES 

  • Provide a common resource or playbook for mining companies to implement autonomous systems through the lens of where technology is today and with the expectation that it will evolve rapidly in the future 
  • Identify the benefits and risks of autonomous mining enabling informed decision making 
  • Assist with communications between key stakeholders 

KEY TOPICS 

  • Change management 
  • Business case 
  • Health and safety 
  • Regulations 
  • Workforce, community, and social impact 
  • Operational readiness and deployment considerations including mine planning and design, IT and communications infrastructure and architecture, engineering design management, and deployment and commissioning 

GET INVOLVED

This guideline revision is in the content generation stage, and there are collaboration opportunities in writing, reviewing, and revising. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with more details! 

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