When: Thursday 16th of November, 1:00pm AEDT
Where: This seminar will be partially presented at the ACFR lab lvl 4 conference room (J18) and partially online via Zoom. RSVP
Speaker: Jared Millane
Title: Robotics & Automation in Underground Mining
The world’s growing demand for essential minerals and resources is driving mining companies to more innovative approaches to how mining is conducted in the future. With surface deposits becoming scarce, much of the new deposits found are at significant depths underground which contain higher risks to seismicity, rock stress, high temperatures, and other factors that make it increasingly difficult for people to enter. This talk will provide an overview of the harsh environment and challenges associated with mining at depth and the role robotics & automation will have to play in mining safely and economically in the future.
Jared Millane holds a BEng (Mechanical) from QUT, a GCDS from Monash University whilst currently conducting higher degree research with a MPhil at University of Sydney in the field of Mechatronics engineering on Bayesian estimation for material tracking in underground mining. He has been working in the mining industry for 12 years, designing and implementing systems for mining and has worked for Newcrest Mining, OZ Minerals and BHP. His current role is Automation Delivery Lead for Prominent Hill underground mine in South Australia.