The Shield-X Challenge was to develop an industry-wide personal safety device for use by people working near potentially dangerous autonomous equipment at a mine site. The device provided an emergency stop, allowing a user to stop nearby equipment if they feel unsafe – for example if a collision is imminent. The device had to be able to communicate with any brand of equipment. The challenge brought together major global miners, equipment manufacturers and innovators to drive the adoption of a solution industry-wide.
Shield-X Challenge Page
Teams from universities and research organisations across the globe competed to create the best algorithm for optimising open pit mining phases, drawing from gigabytes of BHP Billiton’s operational data.
BHP Billiton Phase-X Challenge Page
Goldfields Ore-X Challenge
The Ore-X Challenge in 2015 attracted 275 competitors from 20 countries. Participants created ore-grade prediction algorithm that could classify material in a gold mine. The algorithms produced were as accurate as geologists at classifying the data provided and were much faster. For more information, check out the Case Study or Press Release.
Gold Fields Ore-X Challenge Page