There are some global guidelines for autonomous systems in mining currently being developed.
Mining.com said, "The document, published this week by Canada-based Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), outlines a framework for miners to follow when considering adding autonomous equipment to their operations. It also provides a maturity model for companies to emulate as they expand the scope of their unmanned fleets."
This technology could have the effect of making mining safer and more efficient. We will keep you updated on the status of these guidelines.