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.
Software systems – Creating a Mine CAD/CAM environment
Mine Machines and Systems linking to the CAM environment
Ensuring the Mine Environment Works
Operational Desire – Control Room Operation
Review of various mine designs
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.