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The Future of Automated Operations – Geospatial World

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Much like the boom in autonomous agricultural equipment during the 1980s and 1990s, autonomous equipment has well and truly made an impact in the mining sector.

Over the past decade or so, various OEMs and miners have been working together to test and trial various autonomous mining equipment, including haul trucks, drills and shovels.

Autonomous equipment is not a new development. Apart from its genesis in farming 30 years ago, autonomy was adopted by other industries for justas long.

So why has the uptake in mining taken so long?

You can download and read the rest of this article, which was written by Jason Nitz, Fleet Management Systems Superintendent at the Boddington Gold Mine in Western Australia and published in the September 2014 issue of Geospatial Magazine, via this link…