International "Astana Mining & Metallurgy" Congress
18-19 June 2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

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  • Mine Robotics and Automation Business trainer: Dr. Greg Baiden Nazarbayev University
    Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019
    Venue: Nazarbayev University Library: Block 5 Room 228

    * Participation in this Course is a part of the program of the Congress AMM and is available to all registered on paid basis delegates

    Mine Robotics and Automation

    Business trainer: Dr. Greg Baiden

    Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019
    Venue: Nazarbayev University Library: Block 5 Room 228



    Mine robotics and automation are becoming more and more prevalent in the mining industry. This course is a comprehensive discussion on the key factors involved in the creation on viable plans, decision making behind the implementation of the systems and expected results. Dr. Baiden has worked on several mine designs and the expected economic outcomes and the creation of the mine systems to operationally achieve the results expected in various mining types: underground, open pit, undersea and space.

    Topics:
    • Mine Technology – Whys and Why Not’s
    • Mine Design for Robotics and Automation
    • Current Operation Benchmarking
    • Expected Improvements – Financial, Safety, Operational Outcomes
    • Workforce requirements
    • Technical
      • Telecommunications and Networking
      • Positioning and Navigation
      • Software systems – Creating a Mine CAD/CAM environment
      • Mine Machines and Systems linking to the CAM environment
      • Ensuring the Mine Environment Works
    • Management
      • Operational Desire – Control Room Operation
      • Mining Workforce
      • Management Systems
    • Case Studies
      • Review of various mine designs
      • Expected Outcomes
      • Results Achieved
    • Summary and discussion

    Dr. Greg Baiden

    Greg Baiden is Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Penguin Automated Systems Inc., a leading private research and development company that provides mobile robotic technology solutions based on mining work for numerous clients in various industries around the world. Dr. Baiden holds a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering with a speciality in technology and economics. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Canadian Research Chair in Robotics and Mine Automation at Laurentian.

    Dr. Baiden was a professor at Laurentian University for 14 years before leaving to grow Penguin Automated Systems Inc. in Naughton. This work included numerous projects for major terrestrial mining companies from custom robotics for mining processes to scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for mines implementing automation and robotics in mining. In addition, his work in undersea and lunar mining with organizations such as Shackleton Energy, Canadian Space Agency and NASA. Prior to this work he was a member of Inco Limited’s Senior Management Team from 1986- 2001, Dr. Baiden was responsible for a $3 billion budget and 4000 employees with his colleagues. This appointment included all corporate mining research focusing on future robotic operations globally.

    Dr. Baiden served on the Board of Directors for several national and international boards. Locally, he has been a member of the board of Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and the Art Gallery of Sudbury among others.