UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Sch of of Electronics and Computer Sci

Abstract

Public opinion on complex scientific topics can have dramatic effects on industrial sectors (e.g. GM crops, fracking, global warming). In order to realise the industrial and societal benefits of Autonomous Systems, they must be trustworthy by design and default, judged both through objective processes of systematic assurance and certification, and via the more subjective lens of users, industry, and the public. To address this and deliver it across the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) programme, the UK Research Hub for TAS (TAS-UK) assembles a team that is world renowned for research in understanding the socially embedded nature of technologies. TASK-UK will establish a collaborative platform for the UK to deliver world-leading best practices for the design, regulation and operation of 'socially beneficial' autonomous systems which are both trustworthy in principle, and trusted in practice by individuals, society and government.

TAS-UK will work to bring together those within a broader landscape of TAS research, including the TAS nodes, to deliver the fundamental scientific principles that underpin TAS; it will provide a focal point for market and society-led research into TAS; and provide a visible and open door to engage a broad range of end-users, international collaborators and investors. TAS-UK will do this by delivering three key programmes to deliver the overall TAS programme, including the Research Programme, the Advocacy & Engagement Programme, and the Skills Programme.

The core of the Research Programme is to amplify and shape TAS research and innovation in the UK, building on existing programmes and linking with the seven TAS nodes to deliver a coherent programme to ensure coverage of the fundamental research issues.

The Advocacy & Engagement Programme will create a set of mechanisms for engagement and co-creation with the public, public sector actors, government, the third sector, and industry to help define best practices, assurance processes, and formulate policy. It will engage in cross-sector industry and partner connection and brokering across nodes.

The Skills Programme will create a structured pipeline for future leaders in TAS research and innovation with new training programmes and openly available resources for broader upskilling and reskilling in TAS industry.

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ORCID iD

Sarvapali Dyanand Ramchurn (Principal Investigator)
Ann-Marie Hughes (Co-Investigator)
Rita Borgo (Co-Investigator)
Mercedes Torres Torres (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0452-3784
Susan Gourvenec (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2628-7914
Sarah Sharples (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0288-915X
Richard Michael Hyde (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2576-3448
Carmine Ventre (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1464-1215
Murray Goulden (Co-Investigator)
Boriana Koleva (Co-Investigator)
Luca Vigano (Co-Investigator)
Wendy Jo Adams (Co-Investigator)
Hana Chockler (Co-Investigator)
James Scanlan (Co-Investigator)
Diana Margaret Eccles (Co-Investigator)
Christian Wagner (Co-Investigator)
Christian Enemark (Co-Investigator)
Tanya Aplin (Co-Investigator)
Paurav Shukla (Co-Investigator)
Adela Katharine Devlin (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4647-2826
Mark Philip Kleinman (Co-Investigator)
David Thomas Branson III (Co-Investigator)
Alexa Spence (Co-Investigator)
Elvira Perez (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0258-9440
PROKAR DASGUPTA (Co-Investigator)
Christine Evers (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0757-5504
Adriane Chapman (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3814-2587
Steve Benford (Co-Investigator)
Luc Moreau (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X
Gary Edward Burnett (Co-Investigator)
Joel Fischer (Co-Investigator)
Neville Stanton (Co-Investigator)
Michael Butler (Co-Investigator)
Rita Samiolo (Co-Investigator)
Paul Luff (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5046-2279
Derek McAuley (Co-Investigator)

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