AI in Mining: Digital Twins and Simulators, Örebro University (hybrid event)

14 February 2024

February 14th 2024, 09:00-13:00 (09:00-12:00 digital meeting)
Labbet, Örebro University and digitally via Zoom. It is a hybrid event organized jointly by Swedish Mining Innovation and AI Impact Lab.

There will be talks about digital twins and simulations, and what happens when you connect AI to these systems, both in mining operations and processing. Companies like Epiroc and Algoryx will give interesting examples of how they work together and talk about current projects, researchers from Luleå University of Technology and Örebro University will present research and innovation projects, and SentianAI will give some interesting case studies.

“Digital Twins and Simulators plays a vital role for mining companies already. This will likely only increase the coming years as optimization of operations need to increase, due to declining ore grades and the pressure on reducing emissions. At SentianAI (Part of the Weir group) we use simulators and hybrid models extensively to train our AI models. There are several reasons digital twins/simulators are used, during the talk Sentian will elaborate on a few cases of how they can be used in practical cases”.

Martin Rugfelt, SentianAI

Program AI in Mining
2024-02-14, 09:00 – 12:00 CET


09:00 – 09:10  Welcome and introduction of the program, Visual Lab at Örebro University and Swedish Mining Innovation

Lotta Sartz, Örebro University/Swedish Mining Innovation

09:10 – 09:40  Robotics & automation at the forefront of innovation: The Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct as an enabling facility for accelerating technology development and sustainable operations

Renu Kannu, CORE Innovation Hub, Perth, Australia

09:40 – 10:00  DigiRock – Digital Twin for Rock Drilling

Simon Larsson, Luleå University of Technology

Göran Stenberg, Epiroc

10:00 – 10:40  Automation for face drilling

Oskar Lundberg, Epiroc

Todor Stoyanov, Örebro University

Urban Wikman, Algoryx

10:40 – 10:50  Short break

10:50 – 11:10  Digital Twins in Practical Cases

Martin Rugfelt, SentianAI

11:10 – 11:30  BIM in Mining – Current and Future Potential

Jyrki Salmi, University of Oulu

11:30 – 11:40  A case study of tracing and visualizing CO2 emissions in the metallic value chain

Daniel Eriksson Pitt, ChainTraced

11:40 – 11:50  Trace4Value – Traceability for sustainable value chains

Malin Rosqvist, RISE/SIP PiiA

11:50 – 12:00 Discussion and closing remarks

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch together with participants in afternoon visualization event

“In 2023, and within Digitala Stambanan, an initiative addressing the manufacturing industry’s need for infrastructure to support data exchange was started, ChainTraced collaborated with work package partners SSAB, Bufab, and Nitator. The initiative focused on assessing the benefits and value of exchanging and visualizing data sets such as CO2 emissions, join us as we share our experience and transformation learnings from this collaborative effort together with industry leaders.”

Daniel Eriksson Pitt, ChainTraced

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Contact: Lotta Sartz,

This is the fourth time we run this event, in 2021 we started off with the webinar “AI – a necessary enabler for sustainable mining production” and in February 2022 the follow-up “How AI can bring value to the mining value chain – from exploration to social aspects”. Last year we levelled up and made this event larger, with more speakers and participants in the venue but still with the possibility to attend digitally, i.e. a hybrid event. Topics in focus were then autonomous vehicles – for safety and production, the twin transition (how we can use digital technologies to support green transition) – how can we make this go faster and be implemented in the whole mine and get everyone onboard, as well as visualization, communication, and the use of AI and visualization in the mining industry – for example: how can we use visualization to increase the understanding of new digital tools (educating employees)?

For 2024 event, the title is simply “AI in Mining” and we will have presentations on digital twins and simulations, both in extraction and processing, as well as digitalization and traceability along the value chain. There will be one presentation about BIM (Building Information Modeling) and how it can be used in the mining industry and we will have a presentation of AARP (Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct), a testing ground for the future of automation, robotics and remote operations in Western Australia.

Links to previous webinars: (2021) (2022)

AI in Mining with Swedish Mining Innovation and Örebro University ( (2023)



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