Panel discussion: Autonomous technology and the zero-entry mine - is it possible to create a zero-entry underground mine, now?


The challenge of manually operated loading tools and the complexity of teleremote make creating a zero-entry mine for surface sites hard to implement. However, underground mines should be ideally placed.

  • Where is autonomous drilling in its evolution?
  • Do miners trust autonomous blast technology?
  • Is the deployment of teleremote for loading and haulage delivering on expectations?
  • What digital solutions are needed to bring the pieces of the puzzle together for a zero-entry underground mine?

Program Director