Autonomous Mine Design

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Nevada Gold Mines
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The mining industry is always trying to develop new ways to increase its production, while lowering the overall operating costs of its equipment. New autonomous technology is being implemented in industries around the world, showing signs of higher production rates while minimizing safety risks.

The goal of this project is to develop a new mining methodology by implementing autonomous vehicles into the North Carlin mining sector of Nevada. The project will include several phases, including an examination/comparison of the economics surrounding autonomous vehicle implementation, redesigning mine roads to fit autonomy, and implementing autonomous technology into the mine. Our primary goal is to enable autonomy, while maximizing production rates, minimizing costs, and keeping safety at the forefront of the project.

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