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Robotics & Automation in Mining


Robotics and Automation in Mining is where the key players will gather to discuss the pressing issues and challenges facing robotics and automation in mining, and to hear from industry leaders on their latest applications.

Business as usual is no longer acceptable in the mining industry, and to stay afloat traditional businesses need radical changes. The value derived from the application of digital technologies and digitisation are so profound, and early adopters are already seeing the benefits of using automation.

Technology has rapidly advanced to enable a 'connected mine’ however this requires a change of industry culture and mindset, a step away from the siloed technology discovery model, deeper operational expertise aligned with technological capabilities, and ultimately reimagined business models.

Agenda highlights:

  • Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister of Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, Government of Western Australia will be delivering a keynote address on Thursday February 27th.
  • Michelle Ash, Chair, Global Mining Guidelines Group will participate in a panel discussion day 1: Future of workforce in mining – catering for the requirements of autonomous mines. What are some of the key issues and challenges with recruiting, retaining and reskilling people in the mining industry?
  • Dr Carla Boehl Maintenance and Industrial Services – Innovation Manager, Monadelphous Engineering Associates and Ruvan Muthu-Krishna, Maintenance and Industrial Services – Mechatronics Engineer, Monadelphous Engineering Associates will be delivering a presentation on: Leadership in Innovation and a case study on ‘The Prospector’ - an in-house developed, remote-controlled vehicle used on mining sites.