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safety in an autonomous future

Prioritizing safety in an autonomous future

In new safety guidance on autonomous systems, the Global Mining Guidelines Group urges companies to adopt a comprehensive change-management approach. Potential procedural conflicts between staffed...

How to make future Internet of Things more secure

The future of connected devices – some things about that future are pretty easy to predict By TAYLOR ARMERDING – Senior Software Security Expert, at Synopsys Software Integrity Group...

Time for a plan D in safety: Digitisation

David Smith, Commercial Director EHS at SAI Global takes a look at how to better manage contractors in the midst of the global pandemic. First published in the SPRING 2020 edition of...

mining automation

Investigate the human aspects of mining automation

As the role of automation in the mining industry grows, researchers from The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) have secured funding from the mining industry to undertake...

Automation and Robotics

Amira Global welcomes $20m robotics funding

Amira Global has welcomed a $20 million investment by the West Australian government into the development of a robotics and automation test facility and precinct at Neerabup, north of Perth. The...

mining industry Transforming

Mining 4.0: How Technology is Transforming an Industry

Digitalisation: From Pit to Port In the mining industry, digitalization allows workers located thousands of kilometers – potentially continents – away to remotely control the movement of raw material...

Mining Automation displacing workers

Thoughts on automation displacing workers

The recent moves by miners to automate mining equipment through technology has created significant debate among mineworkers regarding the loss of jobs and the impacts on regional communities...

BHP autonomous truck unloading at Jimblebar

BHP resurrects old video in support of automation

In the wake of the BHP Goonyella Riverside automation row with unions and members of the Queensland Opposition, BHP has resurrected parts of a July 2017 video shot at Jimblebar mine in early 2017...

cfmeu mining and energy queensland Stephen Smyth talks on the automation of mining trucks at Goonyella Riverside mine

CFMEU says 340 jobs will go at Goonyella Riverside

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth says that 340 jobs will go at the BMA Goonyella Riverside mine as the automation of mining trucks rolls out. Alarmingly, he has also...