The guideline aims to provide a common resource or playbook for mining companies negotiating the rapidly changing landscape around autonomous systems. It is intended to help mining companies and those working with them at various stages on the implementation journey to understand their maturity level, define their path forward, identify where to seek additional guidance and information, and build confidence in the technologies.
Provide high-level guidance, considerations, and questions to ask throughout various stages of the implementation journey.
Identify the benefits and risks of autonomous mining to enable informed decision-making.
Assist with communications between key stakeholders.
Change management considerations
Guidance on building the business case
High-level health and safety and risk management considerations
Guidance on regulatory engagement
Workforce, community, and social impact considerations
Operational readiness and deployment considerations (e.g., mine planning and design, IT and communications infrastructure, engineering design management, and deployment and commissioning)
Key updates identified for this version include:
Making sure there is accurate consideration given to underground mining
More consideration given to different types of autonomous equipment
A new subsection on full lifecycle cost considerations for the business case
A new subsection on cybersecurity
A new subsection on performance and metrics
Expansions to existing content on executing and deploying autonomous systems
This guideline revision is in the content generation stage, and there are collaboration opportunities in writing, reviewing, and revising. We are looking for:
participants to contribute expertise and knowledge as subject matter experts
members to join the steering committee to lead the project
Contact us here and we will be in touch with more details!
July 14, 2022 | Upcoming Workshops in August: Defining Requirements for Implementing Autonomous Systems Underground
These workshops are working sessions for people in the underground mining community with the knowledge and expertise to assess the content of this guideline. The purpose of the workshops is to review the content, identify information that should be included and what does not apply to underground mining , and establish next steps in the review. Workshops are scheduled for August 9th and 24. For further detail visit our event directory: https://gmggroup.org/event-directory/