Campus Units

Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2020

Journal or Book Title

arXiv

Abstract

A computational system is called autonomous if it is able to make its own decisions, or take its own actions, without human supervision or control. The capability and spread of such systems have reached the point where they are beginning to touch much of everyday life. However, regulators grapple with how to deal with autonomous systems, for example how could we certify an Unmanned Aerial System for autonomous use in civilian airspace? We here analyse what is needed in order to provide verified reliable behaviour of an autonomous system, analyse what can be done as the state-of-the-art in automated verification, and propose a roadmap towards developing regulatory guidelines, including articulating challenges to researchers, to engineers, and to regulators. Case studies in seven distinct domains illustrate the article.

Comments

This is a pre-print of the article Fisher, Michael, Viviana Mascardi, Kristin Yvonne Rozier, Bernd-Holger Schlingloff, Michael Winikoff, and Neil Yorke-Smith. "Towards a Framework for Certification of Reliable Autonomous Systems." arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.09124 (2020). Posted with permission.

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The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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