Innovating
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
For the
Autonomous Future Mine
Chris Green
Ioniq Innovation Pty Ltd
2014
What is the Future Mine?
What is the Autonomous Mine?
What are we expecting?
UAV SWARMS!!
What is the Future Mine?
• Optimisation?
• “Fundamental Innovation”?
• Bigger?
• Remote?
• Rethink processes
What is the Autonomous Mine?
What is the Autonomous Mine?
• Works in an unstructured environment
• Does not require human guidance or remote control in...
Complexity, Uncertainty and Bayes
….and Decision Theory
So what are we moving towards?
What approach should we take..
…in moving towards Autonomous UAVs
• Bottom Up
• Multi-Agent Design
• Bayesian Machine Lear...
So what are we moving towards?
Decision Support
Multi-Agent Operators
Machine Learning
Challenges
UAV Swarms
Communications
Accurate Location Capability
Powerful Internal Computing Capability
Standalone takeoff and landi...
Chris Green
Ioniq Innovation Pty Ltd
2014
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Chris Green, Director, Ioniq Innovation, formerly, Principal Orebody Knowledge Technologies, Rio Tinto Iron Ore delivered the presentation at the 2014 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the Resources Industry.

The 2014 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the Resources Industry explored the enormous potential of UAVs within mining and resources operations.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/uavresourcesconference14


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Chris Green - Rio Tinto - Innovating UAVs for the autonomous future mine

  1. 1. Innovating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles For the Autonomous Future Mine Chris Green Ioniq Innovation Pty Ltd 2014
  2. 2. What is the Future Mine? What is the Autonomous Mine? What are we expecting? UAV SWARMS!!
  3. 3. What is the Future Mine? • Optimisation? • “Fundamental Innovation”? • Bigger? • Remote? • Rethink processes
  4. 4. What is the Autonomous Mine?
  5. 5. What is the Autonomous Mine? • Works in an unstructured environment • Does not require human guidance or remote control in any continuous way • Is self learning • Is capable of making decisions and major directives based on non-linear objectives • It is a Complex System in evolution
  6. 6. Complexity, Uncertainty and Bayes ….and Decision Theory
  7. 7. So what are we moving towards?
  8. 8. What approach should we take.. …in moving towards Autonomous UAVs • Bottom Up • Multi-Agent Design • Bayesian Machine Learning • Decision Support systems
  9. 9. So what are we moving towards? Decision Support Multi-Agent Operators Machine Learning
  10. 10. Challenges
  11. 11. UAV Swarms Communications Accurate Location Capability Powerful Internal Computing Capability Standalone takeoff and landing capability
  12. 12. Chris Green Ioniq Innovation Pty Ltd 2014

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