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Mine Informatics

The CSIRO Mine Informatics project is working with the Mining Industry to address productivity improvements by the application of intelligent informatics methods. The main activities are:

  • mapping and characterising major voids in underground mines using remotely operated flying vehicles; and
  • virtual modelling of mining and mineral processing operations, enabling automation of the discovery of opportunities for improving efficiency through the application of machine learning techniques.

Cognitive Informatics team members help address the second of these challenges, helping to develop interfaces and visualisations to make intelligent optimisation comprehensible to a wide range of users within mines, such as mine managers and supervisors, planners, maintenance controllers and procurers.

Figure 1: Operations centre.