Innovation Nation – Dr. Greg Baiden Part 4

Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Penguin Automated Systems Inc

Dr. Greg Baiden is the Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Penguin Automated Systems Inc., a leading research, development and prototyping company specializing in business technology strategies that concentrate on mobile robotics for a number of industries.

Dr. Baiden holds a PhD in Mining Engineering with a speciality in technology and economics; he is also a Professor in the School of Engineering at Laurentian University, where his teachings focus on Mining and Automation Robotics. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Canadian Research Chair in Robotics and Mine Automation. Dr. Baiden is well published and holds a number of patents in mining automation systems including robotic positioning systems for applications in open pit, underground, subsea and in space environments.

From 1986-2001, Dr. Baiden was a member of Inco Limited’s Senior Management Team where he assumed responsibility for all corporate mining research. The mining research work at Inco Limited included pioneering telerobotic systems within the company and around the world. This telerobotic work lead to the conceptualization and implementation of the world’s first robotic mine prototype at the 175 Ore Body. One of his roles included being the President of Automated Mining Systems, a spin-off of Inco Limited, specializing in communications and control systems for future mine production technology.

Dr. Baiden and the Penguin Team work on several projects that include:
•Conceptual and detailed engineering of the Noront — Ring of Fire properties
•Conceptual and detailed engineering of the underground facility for the LongNow clock
•Conceptual and Prototype engineering for the Canadian Space Agency Lunar Rover Project with MDA
•Conceptual and detailed engineering and construction of teleautonomous robots for mapping for mining, military and space applications

Dr. Baiden has served on numerous Boards of Directors including the Precarn, Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and the Art Gallery of Sudbury; he is recognized by his peers in the mining industry by several associated awards.