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.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Sarvapali Dyanand Ramchurn (Principal Investigator)
Rita Borgo (Co-Investigator)
Ann-Marie Hughes (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)
Hana Chockler (Co-Investigator)
Wendy Jo Adams (Co-Investigator)
Crawford Spence (Co-Investigator)
James Scanlan (Co-Investigator)
Ayse Kucukyilmaz (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3202-6750
Diana Margaret Eccles (Co-Investigator)
Christian Wagner (Co-Investigator)
Christian Enemark (Co-Investigator)
Tanya Aplin (Co-Investigator)
Adela Katharine Devlin (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4647-2826
Paurav Shukla (Co-Investigator)
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)
Tina Seabrooke (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
Luc Moreau (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X
Steve Benford (Co-Investigator)
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)

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title An experimental Murmuration: Ways of Seeing Design Research 
Description A unique combination of research paper, interactive video-conferencing environment, exhibition and performance. This combined our work into 'ways of seeing design research' with the novel Gather.Town platform to enable an interactive event at the international design festival Uroborus. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Lively discussion, ongoing collaboration and change of views in the audience. 
URL https://uroboros.design/person/david-green-joseph-lindley-zach-mason/
 
Title Cat Royale 
Description As part of our role as Cultural Ambassadors for the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, we're making a work to explore our ambivalence about AI. In Cat Royale we will create a utopia for cats. An intelligent machine will care for them and entertain them. Obviously the safety and comfort of the cats is our top priority, so our next step is to bring an animal behaviourist on board to help us shape the project every step of the way. We hope you will follow us as we begin to translate this idea into a project. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This project is currently (2022) being developed - no impact yet. 
URL https://www.blasttheory.co.uk/introducing-cat-royale/
 
Title Jenny: Stroke rehab with a smart mirror, negative scenario 
Description An example negaitve scenario for using a smart mirror for stroke rehabilitation 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Used in TAS for Health workshops 
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Stroke-negative.mp4
 
Title Jenny: Stroke rehab with a smart mirror, positive scenario 
Description Example of a positive scenario using a smart mirror to monitor stroke rehabilitation. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Used in workshops in the TAS for Health project 
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Stroke-positive.mp4
 
Title The AI Gallery - Trusting machines? 
Description An art exhibition created with machine learning and other AI techniques. In partnership with the UKRI's Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, National Gallery X is exhibited art created with machine learning and other AI techniques. The exhibition was launched at Trusting Machines?, a conference co-produced with RUSI and the TAS Hub. The gallery contains new commissions, projects from Nottingham's Mixed Reality Lab, and art from around the world It was curated by National Gallery X co-director Ali Hossaini and Neus Torres Tamarit of Phenotypica. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact In years to come, the AI Gallery will continue as a 'cultural exchange programme' between humanity and the systems whose influence - and mystery - grows daily. Machine arts challenge traditional notions of creativity, but we think it is vital not to anthropomorphise autonomous systems. As the exhibition grows, the TAS Hub will work with National Gallery X to develop a rigorous framework for understanding the emerging palettes of AI art and how they fit into human society. 
URL https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/national-gallery-x/the-ai-gallery
 
Title The First 
Description The Turing Test is a classic way of distinguishing humans from AI. What happens when humans turn the tables on machines? This film explores a future scenario where the rights of sentient beings clash with freedom, identity and ethical judgment. The film was first presented at the Trusting Machines? Cross sectorial lessons from Healthcare and security conference on 30 Jun 2021. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The film is currently live on the National Gallery (as well as RUSI and UKRI TAS Hub) website and generating considerable debate. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RFD8cCYw7o
 
Title The Shape of Trust 
Description An interactive web tool allowing users to define a series of geometric shapes in response to prompts about trust. It allows users to define the 'shape' of their own trust. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The work is due to be presented in the near future at a series of public events where it will be used as a research tool in the first instance. Further collaboration will explore integrating learning based no this work into future autonomous vehicles. 
 
Title This is not a paper 
Description Employing a game-like interactive video conferencing system (based on Gather Town) to stretch the boundaries between publication, conference presentation, and performance art. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Influencing conference formats and debate within the Human Computer Interaction community. Contributing to emerging discourse around next generation telepresence systems. 
URL https://designresearch.works/thisisnotapaper/
 
Description Over the first 18 months of the programme, the TAS Hub, brought together a network of over 150 researchers and 100+ industry partners. TAS Hub has a programme of Policy, Creative, and Industry Impact as well as a strong EDI and Skills agenda beyond its fundamental research programme. Industry partners are actively engaged with the programme, many of which are directly involved in shaping the use cases studied by the TAS Hub projects or actively working to translate the research into products and services. This includes Kooth which is providing datasets to the SafeSpacesNLP project and co-developing research outputs with its mental health advisors while shaping its products under an open-source model (all code generated by TAS Hub projects is open-source). Projects funded by the TAS Hub are largely ECR-led with a high degree of diversity. The Hub has developed its own EDI principles and strategy and is actively implementing it within its processes, including proposal review processes. 6 ECRs have gone on to lectureships, and several academics receiving promotions (to full professor or associate professor). 5 follow-on projects have been funded either by EPSRC or other bodies. TAS Hub responded to 8 policy consultations including topics such as "The future of connected and autonomous mobility" or the the "Draft for the online safety bill". Policy impact has also been achieved via membership of various government advisory committees such as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner's office, membership of the MoD AI Ethics committee, and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Dept. for Transport, that help translate learnings from the TAS programme into direct advice on government policy, leading, for example to the Defence AI Ethics principle soon to be published by the MoD. TAS Hub researchers have been invited to present at several industry events (e.g., by the Connected Places Catapult, Thales, Dstl AI Fest, and BAE systems). In partnership with the National Gallery X and a number of artists, the UKRI TAS Hub exhibited art created with machine learning and other AI techniques developed by researchers within the hub. The exhibition was launched at Trusting Machines?, a conference co-produced with RUSI and the TAS Hub. The gallery contains new commissions, projects from Nottingham's Mixed Reality Lab, and art from around the world. The TAS Hub organised a conference with RUSI called "Trusting Machines? Cross sectorial lessons from Healthcare and security conference" involving researchers and practitioners from a range of backgrounds in Defence and healthcare. Over 300 attendees from a range of government bodies and industry attended the event and engaged in a debate about cross-sectoral learnings from Healthcare and Defence &Security. As part of the event, the TAS Hub also produced a film called "The First" to explore what happens when humans turn the tables on machines. The TAS Hub also produced a Podcast series where researchers from across the network was interviewed. The podcast was downloaded over 2400 times across 5 continents. The podcast is currently used at King's College London on their Computer Science courses as course material.
First Year Of Impact 2021
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Creative Economy,Healthcare,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 3rd UK StratCom AI Forum: 'Trustworthy Human-Machine Teams', organised by Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Citation in UK Parliment Draft Online Safety Bill Joint Committee Written Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The UK Parliment Draft Online Safety Bill Joint Committee cited my report in its published Written Evidence 14 December 2021, pecifically around recommendation #2. This is evidence of impact on goverment policy with regards UK regulation around online harms.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/534/draft-online-safety-bill-joint-committee/publications...
 
Description Data: a new direction: A call for evidence from Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/163776916/Data_a_new_direction_FINAL_APPROVED.pdf
 
Description Delivering the AI Strategy - the use of new AI technologies in industry and the public sector
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/Events/2022/Delivering-the-AI-Strategy-%E2%80%93-the-use-of-new-AI-tec
 
Description Developing value-sensitive standards for digital mental healthcare (Pump priming project)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://standards.ieee.org/industry-connections/data-driven-tech-healthcare/
 
Description How to win at policy? Workshop delivered at All hands TAS-hub event
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The event has improved the level of policy understanding within TAS-hub researchers, ways of different engagement and capturing policy engagement. 39 people attended.
 
Description How to win at policy? Workshop delivered at All hands TAS-hub event
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The event has improved the level of policy understanding within TAS-hub researchers, ways of different engagement and capturing policy engagement. 39 people attended
 
Description Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The submission of TAS-hub has been cited, I especially contributed to the question of misinformation, where I pointed out that misinformation cannot be simply regulated due to many forms of it. This has been cited on page 36 in the report issued by the Joint Committee.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/8206/documents/84092/default/
 
Description Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill. UKRI TAS Hub cited on page 36 of the report.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt5802/jtselect/jtonlinesafety/129/129.pdf
 
Description Masterclass webinar on YouTube
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact N/A
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m620-pv8rzA
 
Description Ministerial Roundtable (R&D Roadmap and Early Career Researchers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-research-and-development-roadmap
 
Description Response To The Competition And Markets Authority Call For Information: Algorithms, Competition and Consumer Harm
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to The future of connected and automated mobility in the UK: call for evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/450228/
 
Description Response to the Law Commissions' Consultation Paper Automated Vehicle - A regulatory framework for automated vehicles
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/9916...
 
Description Roundtable on 'Responsible AI in Defence', organised by Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, UK Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description The Right to Privacy: Digital Data (An Engineering Perspective)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/43469/pdf/
 
Description The future of connected and automated mobility in the UK: call for evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/450228/
 
Description The future of connected and automated mobility in the UK: call for evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/450228/
 
Description Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS): Engaging TAS experts in curriculum design
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.07447
 
Description Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Response to Artificial Intelligence and IP: copyright and patents: A call for evidence from Intellectual Property Office.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AIIP_Consultation-response-form_AplinSchaferLi-fina...
 
Description UKRI TAS: A Response to Draft Online Safety Bill - a call for evidence from the Joint Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/39179/pdf/
 
Description Use of Verifiability Node Research Talk in MSc teaching materials.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Extracts from the Verifiability Node recording are being utilised within the teaching materials of MSc students at King's College London.
URL https://vimeo.com/577116419
 
Description Workshop on 'Imagining 2030', to inform the drafting of the UK International and National Security Strategy, organised by the UK Cabinet Office
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Deputy National Security Adviser wrote to thank the TAS Co-I for contributing in this way to the strategy development process for the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. The workshop discussions were described as incredibly helpful to the government as it shaped its planning and thinking for the Integrated Review.
 
Description Co-Designing Audio Games: Vice Chancellors Prize for Participatory Research
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 07/2022
 
Description LivingLAPT: future apt LIVING Lab for Autonomous Public Transport
Amount € 1,242,208 (EUR)
Funding ID 125698 
Organisation European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 
Sector Public
Country Hungary
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Description Next Generation Rehabilitation Technologies
Amount £831,040 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W000679/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 08/2024
 
Description SBRI UK National Robotics Proving Ground: Feasibility studies
Amount £112,285 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 04/2022
 
Description Smart Solutions Towards Cellular-Connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System
Amount £351,584 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W004364/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 08/2024
 
Description Smart Solutions Towards Cellular-Connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System (AUTONOMY)
Amount £432,537 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W004348/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 08/2024
 
Title An analytical methodologyto identify EEG signatures associated with SA on various regions of the brain 
Description An important aspect in safety-critical domains is Situational Awareness (SA) where operators consolidate data into an understanding of the situation that needs to be updated dynamically as the situation changes over time. Among existing measures of SA, only physiological measures can assess the cognitive processes associated with SA in real-time. Some studies showed promise in detecting cognitive states associated with SA in complex tasks using brain signals (e.g. electroencephalogram/EEG). We developed an analytical methodology to identify EEG signatures associated with SA on various regions of the brain. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact How to identify operator's situational awareness is one of the most important problems in ergonomics study. Although there are several methods (SAGAT, 3D-SART, SPAM, operation performance, et al.) which can be used for measuring operator's situational awareness, the physiological index which can clearly reflect operator's situational awareness is hard to find, especially for the level 2 and level 3 of situational awareness. We investigated the correlation between situational awareness and EEG signals. 
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925231220319263
 
Title Audio system 
Description A new audio system which increases the realism decisively and enhances user experience. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved immersion and enhanced user experience, hence better datasets were collected for analysis. 
URL https://www.ucl-intelligent-mobility.com/
 
Title Development of a 3D environment for simulated driving 
Description A driving environment based on Coventry digital twin have been designed for the TAS Understanding user trust after software malfunctions and cyber intrusions of digital displays: A use case of automated automotive systems research programme. It consists of a dense urban environment in daytime (Coventry city centre) with sections of the M6 North and M45. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The environment and scenario designed for the project can be reused for future studies, as they have been fully integrated into Coventry University driving in-the-loop simulator. The main use cases encompass dense urban environment, motorways, intersections, left turn, merging, overtaking slower vehicles, following an itinerary and activating/deactivating automated driving. 
 
Title High graphics in the drive simulator 
Description Better graphics for increases realism as well as better hardware and software integration, also with other services (e.g. OSM) and interfaces (e.g. UDP). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved immersion and enhanced user experience, hence better datasets were collected for analysis. 
URL https://www.ucl-intelligent-mobility.com/
 
Title Hybrid fluidic actuation system for a foam-based soft actuator 
Description Actuation means for soft robotic structures are manifold: despite actuation mechanisms such as tendon-driven manipulators or shape memory alloys, the majority of soft robotic actuators are fluidically actuated - either purely by positive or negative air pressure or by hydraulic actuation only. The novel idea of employing hybrid fluidic - hydraulic and pneumatic - actuation for soft robotic systems is proposed in this project. The concept and design of the hybrid actuation system as well as the fabrication of the soft actuator are: Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) foam is embedded inside a casted, reinforced silicone chamber. A hydraulic and pneumatic robotic syringe pump are connected to the base and top of the soft actuator. We found that a higher percentage of hydraulics resulted in a higher output force. Hydraulic actuation further is able to change displacements at a higher rate compared to pneumatic actuation. Changing between Hydraulic:Pneumatic (HP) ratios shows how stiffness properties of a soft actuator can be varied. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Contribution to fundamental science in soft robotic actuation presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipa3_-FVvHw
 
Title Open Dynamic Optical Micro-Environment (Open DOME) 
Description The DOME is an open-source platform for the control of microscale agents using light. Through the integration of digital light processing and light microscopy into a closed-loop set up, the DOME provides an accessible method by which to explore spatiotemporal optical control techniques. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact As a result of this open tool, several labs in the UK and abroad have started building their own DOME for the control of microsystems. 
URL http://theopendome.org/
 
Title Sound system 
Description A realistic sound environment for driving scenes. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Improved immersion and enhanced user experience, hence better datasets were collected for analysis. 
URL https://www.ucl-intelligent-mobility.com/
 
Title Driving scenarios embedded in Unity 
Description Unity simulation of the M3 between London and Southampton. The driving scenario of our experiment is embedded in Unity based on our analysis of real-world incidents involving highly automated vehicles to enable further research/application-driven analysis. The whole simulation environment is modular, so one can create any real-world road layout from Open Street Map (OSM) automatically as a scene and only have to define a starting point for the vehicle. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It enables critical peer assessment and established open collaborative partnerships across the globe. 
URL https://liveuclac-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ucesjka_ucl_ac_uk/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx
 
Title Driving simulation model 
Description (1) Vehicle drives autonomously and the driver can override inputs by turning the steering wheel or pressing the throttle or brake pedal. (2) Other vehicles (NPCs) are randomly populating the scene. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Fundamental - this enabled collecting data for our experiments and monitoring the cognitive and physical engagement of the driver (e.g., hands/eyes/mind on/off). 
URL https://github.com/BaniAnvari/SAVE
 
Title Model for analysis of EEG and eye tracking datasets 
Description Model for analysis of EEG and eye tracking datasets in order to identify Situational Awareness level and investigate trust. Data processing include FFT, machine learning algorithms (e.g. ICA, PCA, neural networks), direct measures (e.g. blinking, gaze patterns, reaction times, questionnaire responses) and statistical methods (e.g. t-test, ANOVA). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Through this model, other EEG and eye tracking datasets can be studied to identify Situational Awareness level and investigate trust. This enables critical peer assessment and establishes open collaborative partnerships across the globe. 
URL https://github.com/BaniAnvari/SAVE
 
Title Model for analysis of EEG datasets 
Description A problem formulation is proposed to design a model under label uncertainty, which is able to differentiate between high and low Situational Awareness. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Based on the new classifier the spatial areas and frequency ranges associated with Situational Awareness can be identified. Through this model, other EEG datasets can be studied and this enables critical peer assessment and establishes open collaborative partnerships across the globe. 
URL https://github.com/BaniAnvari/SAVE
 
Title Quantitative (i.e. physiological/behavioural) and qualitative (i.e. self-reporting SA/ratings) datasets 
Description New anonymised quantitative (i.e. physiological/behavioural) and qualitative (i.e. self-reporting SA/ratings) data sets from participants completing the experiments using a 32-channel dry-EEG headset and eye tracker in the car simulator of IM@UCL. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It enables critical peer assessment and established open collaborative partnerships across the globe. 
URL https://liveuclac-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ucesjka_ucl_ac_uk/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx
 
Description A participatory approach to the ethical assurance of digital mental healthcare 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution This project will use a participatory methodology to develop a novel approach to assurance, which can underwrite the responsible design, development, and deployment of autonomous and intelligent systems in digital mental healthcare, and build trust among stakeholders that ethical issues have been properly considered throughout a project's lifecycle.
Impact This project will use a participatory methodology to develop a novel approach to assurance, which can underwrite the responsible design, development, and deployment of autonomous and intelligent systems in digital mental healthcare, and build trust among stakeholders that ethical issues have been properly considered throughout a project's lifecycle.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ACM 
Organisation Association for Computing Machinery
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We agreed with ACM that the outputs of our project will be shared with relevant committees (e.g., their Technology Policy Committee) in order to assess the value of this kind of approach.
Collaborator Contribution ACM have provided access to a number of committee chairs and staff.
Impact Forthcoming output will be a report into the viability of Design Led interventions as a tool for ACM committees to form and critique their policies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ARGOS: AI-assisted Resilience GOvernance Systems 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Existing governance measures for ensuring resilience in society are struggling to deal with compound risks such as extreme climate change events during pandemics. We argue that resilience governance systems can benefit from technological advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has the capacity to support resilience governance to be geared towards anticipatory action to increase resilience in society. The ARGOS project focuses on AI-assisted Resilience Governance Systems and investigates the applicability of machine learning methods to support anticipatory planning for resilience, simulation-based AI techniques for policy appraisal in view of compound risks, and AI-based coordination mechanisms for resilience-aware decision making.
Impact The ARGOS project focuses on AI-assisted Resilience Governance Systems and investigates the applicability of machine learning methods to support anticipatory planning for resilience, simulation-based AI techniques for policy appraisal in view of compound risks, and AI-based coordination mechanisms for resilience-aware decision making.
Start Year 2021
 
Description AXA 
Organisation AXA
Department AXA Research Fund
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around research synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around research synergies.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Ada Lovelace Institute 
Organisation Ada Lovelace Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Synergies between the research strategies have been identified.
Collaborator Contribution The CEO of the Ada Lovelace Institute chairs the TAS Board.
Impact The Ada Lovelace Institute CEO is chair of the TAS Board, which provides strategic advise to the UKRI TAS Hub Executive Management Board.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Agri-Food Robotics CDT 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Department Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to the TAS Skills Programme and the wider TAS community.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the TAS Skills Committee. Development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars.
Impact Development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars. TAS ECR event held at Prince Philip House, London on 23 Feb 2022.
Start Year 2020
 
Description AgriTrust: Trust Assurance in Autonomous Cyber Physical Agriculture Farms of Future 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution With the explosive growth in global greenhouse emissions, the FAO has recommended the use of AgriTech to deal with climate change and food insecurity. However, the growth of new adversarial capabilities makes it challenging for stakeholders to trust autonomous smart farms. AgriTrust will carry out the first multi-disciplinary study that investigates legal, regulatory, and technological aspects of smart farming. It will also develop novel measures to deal with that trust deficit to enable the AgriTech farmer's posture to change from a reactive and forensics based approach to a predictive and pro-active approach to addressing the safety, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory risks.
Impact This project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Alan Turing Institute 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions around research synergies. Access to the wider TAS Network.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around research synergies. Pump priming project partner: A participatory approach to the ethical assurance of digital mental healthcare
Impact Pump priming project: A participatory approach to the ethical assurance of digital mental healthcare: Publication - Ethical Assurance: A practical approach to the responsible design, development, and deployment of data-driven technologies Sub-Projects Assuring a Duty of Care: Digital Mental Healthcare for University Students Interactive Platform and Resources Developing value-sensitive standards for digital mental healthcare IEEE Industry Connections Programme-https://standards.ieee.org/industry-connections/data-driven-tech-healthcare.html Developing and evaluating the ethical assurance methodology Case Studies with NHS Digital and Samaritans Workshops with stakeholder groups (March-May) Policy Engagement Multi-agency advice service (MAAS)-NICE, MHRA, HRA, CQC Nuffield Council on Bioethics (Workshop and White Paper) Centre for Data Ethics Assurance Roadmap Council of Europe CAHAI Policy Working Group Exploratory work with Office for AI and Department for Digital, Culture Media, and Sport
Start Year 2021
 
Description Alliance Innovation (Nissan) 
Organisation Nissan Motor Company
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Alliance Innovation are a project partner for Chatty Car, which aims to use existing datasets to design an exemplar, socially responsible, anthropomorphised, natural language interface, incorporating both lexical and non-lexical mediators of trust - findings will be curated in a preliminary design framework.
Collaborator Contribution Alliance Innovation are a project partner for Chatty Car, which aims to use existing datasets to design an exemplar, socially responsible, anthropomorphised, natural language interface, incorporating both lexical and non-lexical mediators of trust - findings will be curated in a preliminary design framework.
Impact A journal paper, arising from the Chatty Car project, has been submitted.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Assuring Responsibility for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (Responsibility project) 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The responsibility projects form part of the TAS Community. They have the opportunity to engage with the TAS Research Programme (via the Integrator Programme).
Collaborator Contribution The Project Lead has accepted an invitation to sit on the Node Liaison Committee.
Impact This project is UKRI funded under the TAS umbrella. The Project Lead is a member of the UKRI TAS Nodes Liaison Committee.
Start Year 2022
 
Description BAE Systems 
Organisation BAE Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description BBC 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies. Membership of the TAS Board. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Impact Advisory involvement (creative industries) via the TAS Board and Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Boeing 
Organisation Boeing
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Impact Identification of research challenges via the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Brantwood 
Organisation Brantwood
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing a case for relevance for John Ruskin's writing to 21st century technological dilemmas, e.g., Trust.
Collaborator Contribution Several meetings with the project team to discuss Ruskin's writings and history.
Impact Main output is forthcoming in the form of an interactive Trust tool inspired by Ruskin's view of the natural/technological world.
Start Year 2021
 
Description CMU 
Organisation Carnegie Mellon University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussions around research challenges and potential research exchanges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description COTADS: COdesigning Trustworthy Autonomous Diabetes Systems 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support the project.
Collaborator Contribution This project brings together people with type-1 diabetes, clinicians, and data scientists to design algorithms for diabetes management during life transitions. It aims to increase trust and understanding using co-design, provenance and explainable AI.
Impact This project brings together people with type-1 diabetes, clinicians, and data scientists to design algorithms for diabetes management during life transitions. It aims to increase trust and understanding using co-design, provenance and explainable AI.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Capital One 
Organisation Capital One
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges.
Impact Initial discussion around sector specific challenges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Computational Agent Responsibility (Responsibility Project) 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is funded by UKRI with the TAS Programme, this provides the project team with access to the Integrator Programme.
Collaborator Contribution The Project Lead sits on the TAS Node Liaison Committee.
Impact No reported outputs at present.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Consent Verification in Autonomous Systems 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub has provided flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to replace existing deterministic regulatory verification activities that Data Protection Officers rely on with automated reasoning techniques. To build an argument for compliance, the DPO relies on a set of deterministic activities (e.g., data discovery, DPIA, list of assets/processing activities, etc.) and assumptions such as: 1. Personal data is accurately identified; 2.There is no emergent data sharing behaviour that invalidates data discovery effort; 3.The purpose of data processing remains unchanged after DPIA.
Impact To replace existing deterministic regulatory verification activities that Data Protection Officers rely on with automated reasoning techniques
Start Year 2021
 
Description DAISY: Diagnostic AI System for Robot-Assisted A&E Triage 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Computer Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Healthcare is without doubt the sector most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The figures report-ed by the British Medical Association in October 2021 are alarming. The number of patients waiting over 12hours in corridor trolley beds for A&E admission is at a record high, and 236-fold more NHS England patients than in August 2019 are waiting for over a year for treatment. DAISY will develop a prototype robot-assisted A&E triage system aimed at alleviating this situation. Co-created and co-evaluated with doctors and patients at York Hospital, DAISY will contribute to lowering A&E patient waiting time and doctor workload.
Impact The project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description DCMS 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Professor Dame Wendy Hall, TAS Skills Director, took part as a member of the Panel.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Tom Rodden took part as a member of the Panel.
Impact The CSA for DCMS took part in a TAS/Foundation for Science and Technology event - 'Delivering the AI Strategy - the use of new AI technologies in industry and the public sector' in London on 23 Feb 2022.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Design Museum 
Organisation Design Museum London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We partnered with the Design Museum to develop and create a Design Research intervention, to be delivered by the Design Museum's education arm, as a research vehicle.
Collaborator Contribution Design Museum team met with us on several occasions to shape the project and discuss ways in which we can drive impact through the partnership.
Impact The significant output is currently a work in progress.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Dstl 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Discussions and identification of research challenges and synergies. Access to the wider TAS network and events.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions and identification of research challenges and synergies. Co-chairing the TAS Skills Committee. Membership of the TAS Sector Leads Committee. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network. Participation in TAS events such as the TAS AHM 21 and Trusting Machines? Access to AIFest Project Partner: Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments
Impact Development of TAS Skills Programme via co-chairing of the TAS Skills Committee and participation in the TAS DTN seminar series. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network. Trusting Machines? Cross sector lessons in healthcare and defence event. TAS participation in AIFest. Project:Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments.
Start Year 2020
 
Description EAG 
Organisation Electric Aviation Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussion around sector specific research challenges and the TAS Skills Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ETHICAL ASSURANCE OF DATA-DRIVEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR MENTAL HEALTHCARE 
Organisation Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Department IEEE Standards Association
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am the chair of an IEEE Industry Connections programme, which is exploring possible standards for ethical design, development, and deployment of digital mental health technologies. We currently have over 40 participants across the international community who are supporting the programme.
Collaborator Contribution Rosamund Powell is supporting this collaboration as programme secretary.
Impact This initiative is both multi-disciplinary and also includes researchers, developers, and policy representatives across the international community. Early planned outputs include white papers exploring the development of ethical standards for digital mental healthcare.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Empowering Future Care Workforces: Scoping Capabilities to Leverage Assistive Robotics through Co-Design 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to understand what kind of capabilities care professionals need to use physically assistive robotics on their own terms, and in ways that are safe, trustworthy, and meet the legal and ethical standards of their profession. Empowering care professionals through digital training is urgently needed as governments invest in post-pandemic digital transformation. By using co-design approaches, a diverse and inclusive group of professionals, care receivers, family-members and partner organisations will scope the capability needs of today's care professionals. And we will identify the conceptual building blocks of research infrastructure essential for empowering care workforces tomorrow.
Impact This project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Experian 
Organisation Experian
Country Ireland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussion around sector specific challenges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Fujitsu 
Organisation Fujitsu
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around synergies of TAS research and skills.
Collaborator Contribution Involvement with the Strategic Advisory Network. Input to the TAS Skills Programme.
Impact Identification of research challenges via the Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Harvard 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Director visited in person in March 2022, giving an invited talk and developing the relationship.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted a visit by the TAS Director and other TAS researchers in March 2022. Other research synergies and visits are under discussion.
Impact An invited talk was given by the TAS Director at Harvard in March 2022. Further research synergies and visits are being organised.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Horizon CDT 
Organisation Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Access to the TAS Skills Programme and wider network.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the TAS Skills Committee. Development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars via the Horizon network.
Impact Development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars. TAS ECR event at Prince Philip House, London on 23 Feb 2022.
Start Year 2020
 
Description IET 
Organisation Institution of Engineering and Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Discussions and identification of synergies, particularly around the TAS Skills Programme.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions and identification of synergies, particularly around the TAS Skills Programme.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Imagining robotic care: identifying conflict & confluence in stakeholder imaginaries of autonomous care systems 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Identify the conflicts and confluences in the imaginaries of robotic and autonomous systems (RAS) in the health-social care ecosystem by conducting a series of expert interviews and LEGO Serious Play workshops with stakeholders and members of the public. Support TAS members in exploring and incorporating the stages of Responsible Innovation (RI) as projects progress, by developing RI tools that enable creative reflection and engagement between stakeholders with different experience and expertise, to enrich TAS activities in this area.
Impact Identify the conflicts and confluences in the imaginaries of robotic and autonomous systems (RAS) in the health-social care ecosystem by conducting a series of expert interviews and LEGO Serious Play workshops with stakeholders and members of the public. Support TAS members in exploring and incorporating the stages of Responsible Innovation (RI) as projects progress, by developing RI tools that enable creative reflection and engagement between stakeholders with different experience and expertise, to enrich TAS activities in this area.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industrial Collaboration 
Organisation Ansible Motion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange; software and hardware support
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange; software and hardware support
Impact Knowledge exchange; software and hardware development and update
Start Year 2021
 
Description Industrial Collaboration 
Organisation Horiba
Department HORIBA MIRA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange
Impact Knowledge exchange
Start Year 2021
 
Description Intersectional Approaches to Design and Deployment of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution For TAS to contribute to the creation of an inclusive, fair and just world, researchers and practitioners need to address intersectional inequalities. Intersectionality is a theory/praxis that uncovers how institutional inequalities shape experiences of discrimination or disadvantage based on how multiple aspects of a person's identity (gender, ethnicity, disability, and so on) come together at one time and place. Our project researches how to translate and operationalise intersectionality into the design and deployment of TAS. We focus specifically on the healthcare and maritime sectors, where TAS are actively used and considered, but intersectional inequalities are not always meaningfully addressed.
Impact The project involves a multidisciplinary team from the fields of intersectionality, technology education, digital trust, and AI ethics.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Intuitive Surgical 
Organisation Intuitive Surgical Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The COVID19 pandemic has presented novel challenges for routine tasks such as surgery and cleaning. Social distancing makes working in close proximity difficult, exacerbated by additional pressures due to employee sickness and austerity measures. These challenges present increased opportunities for human-robot collaborative teams but questions remain relating to trust towards the robot within the team and more broadly, the trust of affected groups (e.g., patients) towards tasks carried out by robot-assisted teams. An interdisciplinary TAS Hub agile project (Trustworthy Human-Robot Teams) explores different aspects related to trust within and towards human-robot teams in two essential tasks: surgery and cleaning.
Collaborator Contribution Project partner of the Trustworthy Human-Robot teams research project.
Impact No outcomes reported yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Ipsos 
Organisation Ipsos MORI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies. Support for research projects.
Impact Journal paper published.
Start Year 2020
 
Description J P Morgan 
Organisation JPMorgan Chase & Co
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact A virtual meeting has taken place to discuss research collaboration in the field of climate finance.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Kaspar Explains: the impact of explanation on human-robot trust using an educational platform 
Organisation University of Hertfordshire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution The project focuses on identifying how causal explanation can influence trust in an educational robotic platform, the Kaspar robot. The robot has been used as a tool for Autism education for more than a decade. Children with autism struggle with the concept of causality particularly in the context of social interaction with others. We hypothesise that a robot's ability to explain its educational actions would make it a more trustworthy educational tool, for the pupils, their parents and their teachers. This may in turn make the robot-mediation more successful.
Impact We hypothesise that a robot's ability to explain its educational actions would make it a more trustworthy educational tool, for the pupils, their parents and their teachers. This may in turn make the robot-mediation more successful.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Kooth 
Organisation Kooth Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Behaviour classification NLP in a socio-technical AI setting for online harmful behaviours for children and young people   Exploring the use of Socio-Technical Natural Language Processing (NLP) for classifying behavioural online harms within online forum posts (e.g. bullying; drugs & alcohol abuse; gendered harassment; self-harm), especially for young people.
Collaborator Contribution Kooth interview results are interesting and will form the basis of a research paper.
Impact A paper is being prepared based on the research results.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Lloyd's Register Group 
Organisation Lloyd's Register Group Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and sector specific (Industry X.0) synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and sector specific (Industry X.0) synergies.
Impact Initial discussion of sector specific (Industry X.0) research challenges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Making Systems Answer: Dialogical Design as a Bridge for Responsibility Gaps in Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (Responsibility project) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The responsibility project is funded by UKRI under the TAS umbrella. The project team members are eligible for the TAS Integrator Programme.
Collaborator Contribution The Project Lead sits on the TAS Node Liaison Committee and is actively involved in the Governance and Regulation Node.
Impact The Project Lead sits on the TAS Node Liaison Committee.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Maritine and Coastguard Agency 
Organisation Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Invitation to join the TAS Strategic Advisory Network, meet researchers and be involved in the development of research challenges.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the Strategic Advisory Network and project partner on a recently awarded pump priming project - Intersectional Approaches to Design and Deployment of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems.
Impact Pump priming project partner: Intersectional Approaches to Design and Deployment of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Max Planck Institute 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussion of research challenges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Microlise 
Organisation Microlise
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions and identification of synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions and identification of synergies. Participation in the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Impact Identification of research challenges via the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Mindtech 
Organisation NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Discussion of research and sector specific challenges.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of sector specific challenges for researchers.
Impact Discussion with project team in Nottingham.
Start Year 2020
 
Description National Gallery X 
Organisation National Gallery, London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TAS researchers have worked with the National Gallery X to produce creative provocations for a conference in 2021 - Trusting machines? Cross sectors lessons from healthcare and security (https://www.tas.ac.uk/bigeventscpt/trusting-machines/)
Collaborator Contribution The National Gallery X co-director produced the film 'The First' from a script by Professor Luca Vigano (TAS Co-Investigator), which is available on youtube and in a National Gallery X gallery of creative provocations.
Impact A gallery of creative work is available (https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/national-gallery-x/the-ai-gallery). In addition a film 'The First' has also be produced in collaboration between the National Gallery X and the TAS Hub.
Start Year 2021
 
Description National Grid 
Organisation National Grid UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussions around participation in upcoming TAS events.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Northrup Grumman 
Organisation Northrop Grumman
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A number of discussions have taken place around research challenges.
Collaborator Contribution A number of discussions have taken place around research challenges and a financial contribution has been offered to the TAS Hub. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Impact Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description OPEN-TAS: An Open Laboratories Programme for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub has provided flexible funds to support the delivery of this initiative.
Collaborator Contribution This project will create infrastructure for access via web/VR interfaces and telepresence robots to UK laboratories researching TAS. Beginning with a seed group of universities, companies and NGOs, the project will run a pilot with 4 leading laboratories to create an engagement experience that is educational, scalable and meets social-distancing requirements due to Covid-19.
Impact This project will create infrastructure for access via web/VR interfaces and telepresence robots to UK laboratories researching TAS. Beginning with a seed group of universities, companies and NGOs, the project will run a pilot with 4 leading laboratories to create an engagement experience that is educational, scalable and meets social-distancing requirements due to Covid-19.
Start Year 2021
 
Description PA Consulting 
Organisation PA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Qinetiq 
Organisation Qinetiq
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around the identification of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Membership and participation in the TAS Strategic Advisory Network and Sector Leads Committee.
Impact Contribution to the identification of research challenges via the Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAC Foundation 
Organisation RAC Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Chatty car project aims to use existing datasets supported by relevant theory and apply multi-disciplinary methods to design an exemplar, socially responsible, anthropomorphised, natural language interface, encompassing both lexical and non-lexical mediators of trust, and curating findings in a preliminary design framework.
Collaborator Contribution Chatty car project partner. Chatty car aims to use existing datasets supported by relevant theory and apply multi-disciplinary methods to design an exemplar, socially responsible, anthropomorphised, natural language interface, encompassing both lexical and non-lexical mediators of trust, and curating findings in a preliminary design framework.
Impact A journal paper has been submitted.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Reimagining TAS with Disabled Young People 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution TAS are envisaged to become part of our everyday lives. Disabled young people (DYP) are key end-users and potential co-designers of these future systems, although their experiences and aspirations are rarely acknowledged. This interdisciplinary project brings together DYP, social and computer science researchers and school and industry partners. We centralise the expertise and aspirations of DYP around questions of trust, resilience and capacity in relation to autonomous systems; thus embedding inclusion, equity, responsible research and innovation in studies of TAS. Our project will make use of coproduction methods and maker spaces (collaborative workspaces for making, learning, exploring and sharing).
Impact This project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Responsible AI for Long-term Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (RAILS): Integrating Responsible AI and Socio-legal Governance (Responsibility project) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The responsibility projects are funded by UKRI under the TAS umbrella. The project members are eligible to apply to the TAS Integrator Programme.
Collaborator Contribution The Project Lead sits on the TAS Node Liaison Committee and members of the team have been involved in a 21/22 pump priming project (RoAD).
Impact The project lead sits on the TAS Node Liaison Committee.
Start Year 2022
 
Description RoAD: responsible av data ethical, legal, and societal challenges of using data from AVs 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Autonomous Systems (AS) may offer significant societal benefits but will also create new types of incidents and accidents. The ability to access, explain and understand data related to failure or accidents will be a fundamental requirement for ensuring safety, liability and public trust. Drawing on Responsible Research and Innovation principles, we analyse a particular AS - autonomous vehicles (AVs) - with three objectives: 1) Investigate the ethical risks and legal implications related to the collection, access and use of data. 2) Test the legal usefulness of data sets. 3) Evaluate public acceptance of data recorders ('black boxes') for AS.
Impact Drawing on Responsible Research and Innovation principles, we analyse a particular AS - autonomous vehicles (AVs) - with three objectives: Drawing on Responsible Research and Innovation principles, we analyse a particular AS - autonomous vehicles (AVs) - with three objectives: 1) Investigate the ethical risks and legal implications related to the collection, access and use of data. 2) Test the legal usefulness of data sets. 3) Evaluate public acceptance of data recorders ('black boxes') for AS.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Rolls Royce 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and sector specific synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and sector specific synergies.
Impact Initial discussion around the research challenges in the Industry X.0 sector.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Royal Academy of Arts 
Organisation The Royal Academy of Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Discussion around the TAS Creative Engagement Programme.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion around the TAS Creative Engagement Programme.
Impact Initial discussion around the TAS Creative Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Discussions around research challenges and identification of synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around challenges and identification of synergies.
Impact Presentation at the TAS ECR event held at Prince Philip House, London on 23 Feb 2022.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) 
Organisation Royal United Services Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution RUSI and the UKRI TAS - Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub - presented Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security. Over three days of debate, it brought together academic experts, policy leaders, industry professionals and the public to discuss a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors.
Collaborator Contribution RUSI and the UKRI TAS - Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub - presented Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security. Over three days of debate, it brought together academic experts, policy leaders, industry professionals and the public to discuss a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors.
Impact RUSI and the UKRI TAS - Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub - presented Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security. Over three days of debate, it brought together academic experts, policy leaders, industry professionals and the public to discuss a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors. Sometimes ideas are sparked not by academic debate, but by engaging with creative and artistic expressions. To encourage fresh voices, artworks and creative provocations designed to engage and challenge both speakers and audience were presented.
Start Year 2020
 
Description SA2VE: Situational Awareness and trust during shift between autonomy levels in automated VEhicles 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to understand the effect of situational awareness (SA) and take-over request procedures on trust between drivers and highly AVs, we: - implement driving scenarios based on our analysis of real-world incidents involving highly automated vehicles reported between 2014 and 2021. - collect & analyse the aforementioned quantitative and qualitative data in these implemented driving scenarios during crucial take-over tasks. - understand the correlation between objective SA measures & subjective and objective trust.
Impact This project aims to understand the effect of situational awareness (SA) and take-over request procedures on trust between drivers and highly AVs, we: - implement driving scenarios based on our analysis of real-world incidents involving highly automated vehicles reported between 2014 and 2021. - collect & analyse the aforementioned quantitative and qualitative data in these implemented driving scenarios during crucial take-over tasks. - understand the correlation between objective SA measures & subjective and objective trust.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Safe and trusted AI CDT 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to the TAS Skills Programme and the wider TAS Network.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the TAS Skills Committee. Development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars.
Impact Development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars. Participation in the TAS ECR event held at Prince Philip House on 23 Feb 2022.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Shell 
Organisation Shell International Petroleum
Department Shell UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Siemens Smart Infrastructure 
Organisation Siemens AG
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussion around sector specific challenges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Slaughter and May 
Organisation Slaughter and May
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Initial discussions around sector specific research challenges.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TARICS: Trustworthy Accessible Robots for Inclusive Cultural experiences 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Cultural experiences, such as going to a museum are an important activity in society, and an important source for personal enrichment that can affect a person's wellbeing. However, guided visits are not always accessible for everybody, often leading to vulnerable members of society feeling excluded. TARICS aims to create an interactive cultural experience for museum visits by provisioning a social robot to make the experience more accessible and inclusive for people with learning disabilities. The proposed learning and interaction techniques will be deployed on Lindsey, a robot tour guide operating autonomously in The Collection Museum since 2018.
Impact This project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description TAS Programme - Functionality 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Hub is working with the Functionality Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Collaborator Contribution The UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Node in Functionality involves a team of social scientists, ethicists, computer scientists and engineers. They are exploring methods for designing autonomous systems (such as robots) with the ability to adapt how they function in response to changes in the world around them. The TAS Functionality Node is working with the Hub to develop a unified brand for the National Programme.
Impact The TAS Hub is working with the Functionality Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TAS Programme - Governance and regulation 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Hub is working with the Governance and Regulation Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Collaborator Contribution Led by Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy from the School of Informatics and Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, the team are tasked with developing the governance and regulation of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS). By developing a novel framework for the certification, assurance and legality of TAS, the project will address whether such systems can be used safely.
Impact The TAS Hub is working with the Governance and Regulation Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TAS Programme - Resilience 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Hub is working with the Resilience Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Collaborator Contribution The project brings together the disciplines of computer science, engineering, law, mathematics, philosophy and psychology from five UK universities to develop a comprehensive toolbox of principles, methods and systematic approaches for the engineering of resilient autonomous systems.
Impact The TAS Hub is working with the Resilience Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TAS Programme - Security 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Hub is working with the Security Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Collaborator Contribution TAS-S, is the security node of the EPSRC's Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) programme. Bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and practitioners, TAS-S aims to develop a portfolio of fundamental security techniques to provide practical and scientifically rigorous principles for provisioning secure Autonomous Systems.
Impact The TAS Hub is working with the Security Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TAS Programme - Trust 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Hub is working with the Trust Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Collaborator Contribution Investigating how to build, maintain and manage trust in robotic and autonomous systems.
Impact The TAS Hub is working with the Trust Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description TAS Programme - Verifiability 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The TAS Hub is working with the Verifiability Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Collaborator Contribution The Verifiability Node will develop novel rigorous techniques that automate the systematic and holistic verification of autonomous systems: their increasing technological significance ensures that advances will have a real impact. The Node provides a focal point for verification research in the area of autonomous systems, linking to national and international initiatives.
Impact The TAS Hub is working with the Verifiability Node to develop a coherent unified UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Thales 
Organisation Thales Group
Department Thales UK Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Thought pieces (21/22): Participation by researchers across the TAS Community in 6 workshops on Functionality, Governance and Regulation, Resilience, Security, Trust and Verifiability. The output from these workshops was written up in a series of reports - which are intended to form the basis of a white paper and other material for the TAS Programme. Project: Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments
Collaborator Contribution Thought pieces (21/22): A Thales point of contact attended each of the workshops and contributed to the outputs. Thales provided support in taking the outputs from the workshops and developing materials both for Thales and the TAS Programme. Project Partner: Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Impact Thought pieces: The outputs are still currently being developed (Mar 22). Project: Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments (outputs reported in relevant areas of form). Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Mental Health Foundation 
Organisation Mental Health Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Exploring monitoring of the general health and wellbeing of non-clinical users in the home (including vulnerable groups), TAS for Health aims to integrate understandings of attitudes towards the use of AI in healthcare decision-making in the home across the potential spectrum of use, including patients, carers, and other service users. In particular, the project looks at how decision-making relates to shared values, such as trust, self-efficacy, privacy, and so on.
Collaborator Contribution Dr David Crepaz-Keay is Head of Applied Learning at the Mental Health Foundation, says "This project has been very helpful in stimulating our thinking about the impact of emerging technology and in particular the questions raised for public mental health as this tech becomes more widespread".
Impact A series of workshops with four different groups: a) people who use technology to support their health and wellbeing during lockdown, b) people who have experience caring for others with conditions such as stroke and MS c) people with MS and d) people who have had a stroke. We have output from the perspective of: human factors, HCI, mental health, MS care, and stroke care. Reflection paper in upcoming special issue of the Journal of Responsible Technology.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Trust me? (I'm an autonomous machine) 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub has provided flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution This project explores the gap between citizen and expert viewpoints on autonomous systems. It will utilize Design Research, Documentary Methods, and Ethnographic analysis. We will capture, document, and explicate 'Master Narratives' in order to build societal trust and foster the adoption of autonomous systems
Impact This project explores the gap between citizen and expert viewpoints on autonomous systems.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Trustworthy Autonomous Recommender Systems on Music Streaming Platforms 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Autonomous Recommender Systems (ARS) used by music streaming platforms are becoming the dominant vehicle for distributing content to listeners. A recent Parliamentary inquiry (citing evidence from our team) suggested that these platforms are not fair to independent artists, and can reduce new music discovery, homogenise tastes, and disempower artists. Our research will provide evidence on how ARS contribute to this bias and limit competition, using simulations and real-life data and experiments to establish a causal link between ARS and the undesirable social outcome. This evidence is aimed to contribute to the current policy debate on competition on music streaming platforms.
Impact This project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked together with the TAS Hub to promote workshop events in the Network and used the TAS network to share information and get participants for events
Collaborator Contribution TAS Promoted the event, asked for participants from their Hub and shared this via the Creative theme of their project We worked together with the TAS Hub to promote workshop event in the Network and used the TAS network to share information and get participants for events
Impact This partnership led to working with: BBC R&D Thales Group National Gallery X - TAS partners See events here https://www.ntail.org/copy-of-workshops
Start Year 2021
 
Description Trustworthy light-based robotic devices for autonomous wound healing 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution Each year approximately 2.2 million UK adults are inflicted with a wound. Robotic technologies have the potential to guide wound healing at the cellular level. Machine learning allows us to tailor the control to individual cellular dynamics on the go, enabling personalised solutions. This raises questions about how to ensure these systems are trustworthy and safe. In this project we will: 1) demonstrate wound healing in the laboratory, and 2) define an envelope of operation that balances the risks and benefits of machine learning and autonomous control.
Impact Robotic technologies have the potential to guide wound healing at the cellular level. Machine learning allows us to tailor the control to individual cellular dynamics on the go, enabling personalised solutions. This raises questions about how to ensure these systems are trustworthy and safe. In this project we will: 1) demonstrate wound healing in the laboratory, and 2) define an envelope of operation that balances the risks and benefits of machine learning and autonomous control.
Start Year 2021
 
Description UK RAS 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Department UK-RAS Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies. Cross-network support and promotion of events.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies. Cross-network support and promotion of events.
Impact Support and involvement of both TAS and UK-RAS members in events and joint outputs.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Understanding user trust after software malfunctions and cyber intrusions of digital displays 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub has provided flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution This research investigates the cybersecurity, human factors and trust aspects of screen failures during automated driving. Screen failures can be either silent (i.e., drivers are not informed) or explicit (i.e., drivers are warned). From the cyber perspective, we will be conducting a threat analysis, with our industrial stakeholders, of in-vehicle digital displays. This will lead to a series of use cases being developed, when possible, malfunction or intrusion (hacking) would occur. These use cases are replicated in our driving simulator where we will investigate participants' responses to aspects like trust in the automation, driving performance, safety, and biometrics.
Impact This research investigates the cybersecurity, human factors and trust aspects of screen failures during automated driving.
Start Year 2021
 
Description United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Discussions around research synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussions around research synergies. Provided the keynote at the TAS AHM 21. Membership of the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Impact UNICRI gave the keynote at the TAS All Hands Meeting in September 2021. Contribution to research challenge discussions via the TAS Strategic Advisory Network.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Virtually There: Exploring Presence, Ethics and Aesthetics in Immersive Semi-Autonomous Teleoperation for Hazardous Environments 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UKRI TAS Hub provided the flexible funds to support this project.
Collaborator Contribution UWE Bristol in collaboration with Sellafield Ltd will explore the role of sound (sonification) in the context of semi-autonomous robotic teleoperation in VR. In a co-designed, pioneering user study we will investigate the impact of data sonification on task performance, trust in the VR system and the robots it operates, presence, and the ethics of simulating a hazardous environment. If these types of systems are to become trusted and trustworthy, we need to better understand the experience of the immersed tele-operator in hazardous conditions. Trustworthiness is vital for the future of these types of systems, in nuclear decommissioning and beyond.
Impact This project is multi-disciplinary.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Warwick Manufacturing Group 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Warwick Manufacturing Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies. Development of the TAS Industrial Fellowship Programme, as part of the Skills Programme.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies. Membership of the TAS Skills Committee. Leading the TAS Industrial Fellowship Programme.
Impact The development of the TAS Internship and Fellowship programme.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Web Science Institute 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department University of Southampton Web Science Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Access to the TAS Skills Programme and wider Network.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to the development of the TAS Doctoral Training Network (TAS DTN.) Promotion of the TAS DTN seminars. Support for TAS Skills events.
Impact Support of the TAS Skills Programme. TAS ECR event held in London on 23 Feb 2022.
Start Year 2020
 
Description nquiring minds 
Organisation NquiringMinds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of research challenges and synergies.
Impact Discussions around research challenges and synergies.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Node in Functionality: Research Talk (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented by Dr Shane Windsor, Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics/Aeroelasticity, University of Bristol. Principal Investigator for the Node in Functionality, UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/581077906
 
Description 'Collaboration and interaction: Opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research in technological design and development' Keynote 'Digitalizing Social Practices: Changes and Consequences" University of Southern Denmark, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk was to discuss the challenges of collaborative research between social scientists, computer scientists and participants from industry. The practitioners mainly addressed issues related to consumer behaviour and retail. But the conference also discussed social practices in businesses, institutions and organizations that are being digitalized. Examples included buying and selling, medical consultations, financial advising and business meetings, In the discussion the questions concerned whether and how to adapt research approach to make it appropriate for practitioners in these domains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.conferencemanager.dk/resemina
 
Description 3rd UK StratCom AI Forum: 'Trustworthy Human-Machine Teams', organised by Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited participants (military officers, civil servants, defence industry professionals, and some academics) engaged in an online forum, exploring the idea of and requirements for 'Trustworthy Human-Machine Teams', and this included discussion of ethical challenges arising from the incorporation of AI technologies into military systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description A Conversation with the Artists in Residence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact his session introduces the Creative Theme of the TAS Hub, a core part of the project. It allows the Artists in Residence and the TAS Hub Cultural Ambassadors (Blast Theory) to introduce themselves and briefly talk about their emerging projects. This session will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the Creative Industries, Arts and Autonomy, it will enable people to start to appreciate the ways in which the Arts and Research come together and will act as a catalyst for TAS projects to engage with the artists in residence by giving initial insights into their work, practices, and approaches. Session programme 12:00 - Introduction from Alan Chamberlain (Creative Industries Lead - TAS Hub, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham) & Prof Steve Benford (Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham) Video Artist's Videos 12:05 - Ali Hossaini Video Ali Hossaini is an American artist, philosopher, theatrical producer, television producer, and businessperson. In 2010, The New York Times described him as a "biochemist turned philosopher turned television producer turned visual poet". In 2017 Hossaini published the Manual of Digital Museum Planning and subsequently became co-director of National Gallery X. https://pantar.com Groupthink 12:10 - Richard Ramchurn Video Richard Ramchurn is a Scottish artist and film director. He directed, wrote and produced a pair of films with relatively new technology that allows audiences to portray films by control from the brain. This is done under his production and research company AlbinoMosquito which explores the creation of interactive cinematic content that can be interacted with via neurological data. His films include The Disadvantages of Time Travel (2015) and The Moment (2018). http://braincontrolledmovie.co.uk/ 12:15 - Blast Theory (Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj) Video Blast Theory creates interactive art to explore social and political questions, placing audience members at the centre of our work. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group creates interactive art drawing on popular culture, performance, technology and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional. In virtual and physical spaces from pubs, canals and abandoned warehouses to libraries, museums, and apps - we go to unexpected places to make our work accessible to everyone. https://www.blasttheory.co.uk/ 12.20 - Makers of Imaginary Worlds (Roma Patel and Rachel Ramchurn) Makers of Imaginary Worlds is a Nottingham based installation and performing arts company. We make dynamic narrative experiences and sensory environments for children 0-10 years. We specialise in designing interfaces that seamlessly combine traditional craft techniques with various sensing technologies. We are passionate about making work for children and believe they have the right to quality art and culture. Our first interactive installation Enchanted Forest made in collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab and Theatre Hullabaloo, was visited by over 20,000 children & families in one year. Video https://makersofimaginaryworlds.co.uk/ 12.25 - Rachel Jacobs Video Rachel Jacobs is an independent artist and researcher. She co-founded the artist collective Active Ingredient in 1996, Mudlark Production Company in 2008 and finished a PhD at Horizon CDT in 2013. She continues to work collaboratively combining art, science and technology to create environmentally and socially engaged interactive artworks. Rachel is currently working on a 30 year interactive artwork - the Future Machine. https://www.i-am-ai.net/rachel-jacobs/ 12:30 - Live discussion with the Artists in Residence and Cultural Ambassadors - led by Prof Steve Benford and Alan Chamberlain (The Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/636948690
 
Description AAAI: Symposium on Responsible AI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Design-led ways of responding to the challenges of responsible AI at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Symposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.aaai.org/
 
Description AHRC Focus Group on Responsible AI Policy and Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Focus group hosted by AHRC regarding how to strategically align to key issues relating ot AI and policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Accountability Requirements for AI Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was organized by two institutions from TU Munich forming an interdisciplinary team with social and technical expertise. The Chair of Automotive Technology deals with cutting edge technology for the future of vehicles and mobility systems. The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence addressed the question of how AI can meet societal needs with an ethical mindset. The outcome of this workshop and future research will be published and shared with the scientific community. The aim of this online event was to mutually share experiences on today's problems and issues for AI accountability and safety in practice. We discussed (in expert groups) case studies from different sectors, including healthcare and autonomous driving, to identify practical risks linked to AI-based systems. The overall goal was to identify pressing challenges of the distribution of accountability obligations amongst the different actors and discuss the various approaches to solve them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Amazon's Astro robot uses fear to get into your home (Dr Kate Devlin contributor) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Kate Devlin, TAS Hub Co-Investigator, contributed to, and is quoted in, the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.wired.co.uk/article/amazon-astro-surveillance
 
Description Announcement of Sub-Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact We wrote a short post announcing and explaining a series of engagement activities with students and universities, designed to understand attitudes and issues related to digital mental health technologies. The workshops and engagement activities have since been undertaken and a longer policy report is being developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ethicalassurance.netlify.app/2022/01/14/assuring-a-duty-of-care-digital-mental-healthcare-fo...
 
Description Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence: Towards Responsible AI in Surveillance, Media, and Security through Licensing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented a provocation and hosted a debate about the value of Design Research approaches for operationalising ethical AI frameworks. In attendance were a wide range of academics, professionals, 3rd sector employees and tech industry professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://aaai.org/Symposia/Spring/sss20.php
 
Description Automation and Autonomous Systems Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UKRI has commissioned the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) to convene a Roundtable to bring together colleagues from across UKRI and the wider research and innovation community, with interest in the areas of Automation and Autonomous systems (AAS). The work is being undertaken as part of the Sciencewise1 public dialogue programme, which is delivered by UKRI, to serve the insight and evidence needs of research funders, and policymakers.
The purpose of the roundtable is to build a shared understanding of where public perspectives may be most critically needed in AAS and identify areas where further work is necessary with the possible support of the Sciencewise team. It will also explore how UKRI might best approach future cross-cutting areas like automation, which have strong public interest and significant ethical sensitivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Blog post on Autonomous systems in healthcare: why trust matters? (by Rachel Hesketh and Mark Kleinman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The purpose of this activity was to promote the full report on policy issues arising from the introduction of autonomous systems in healthcare. It resulted in reaching a wider audience, requests for further information from researchers and industry partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/autonomous-systems-healthcare-why-trust-matters
 
Description Blog post on Rise of the killer robots? Why it's time for a more nuanced discussion of autonomous defence systems (by Juljan Krause) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The purpose of this activity was to promote the full report on policy issues arising from the introduction of autonomous systems in defence. The blog post helped to reach more people, and industry partners asked for policy landscapes in other sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/the-rise-of-the-killer-robots-autonomous-defence-systems
 
Description Blog post on the current topic of shortage of lorry drivers and how autonomous systems can help with that (by Justyna Lisinska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog post was written to contribute to the current debate of the shortage of lorry drivers in the UK and to promote the policy landscape review of autonomous vehicles. The activity resulted in raising awareness amongst researchers about the policy landscape review, asking further questions and commenting on how the report helped them see the bigger picture in their own current research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/are-autonomous-systems-a-solution-to-labour-shortages-in-the-logistics-se...
 
Description Blogpost for TAS Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost for TAS website and also published on RTI website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rti.ox.ac.uk/2021/10/05/accidents-will-happen-so-lets-learn-from-them
 
Description Climate Fictions Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-organised this international workshop on climate futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.climatefictionworkshopicids.com/
 
Description Configuring ethical AI in healthcare 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Configuring ethical AI in healthcare project was funded by the Wellcome Trust to apply a feminist Science and Technology Studies perspective to exploring how AI can be 'configured' ethically.

This activity involved devising, developing and delivering a novel workshop format to capture figurations of an ethical AI are not only descriptive but also performative, but normative implications in policy, technology development and use.

The workshop series was conducted across 2021 with various groups of professional AI ethicists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cemore/new-project-configuring-ethical-ai-in-healthcare/
 
Description Consequences, Schmonsequences! Considering the Future as Part of Publication and Peer Review in Computing Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organising and facilitating this workshop at the international conference for Human Factors in Computing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://designresearch.works/schmonsequences-workshop/
 
Description Cumulus Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosting a showcase of ImaginationLancaster's design-led research around emerging technologies for the International Cumulus community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Delivering the AI Strategy - the use of new AI technologies in industry and the public sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation in discussions at this event sponsored by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/
 
Description Delivering the AI Strategy - the use of new AI technologies in industry and the public sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In September 2021, the UK Government published the National AI Strategy. Part of this Strategy is to support the transition to an AI-enabled economy. In this event, we looked at how AI technologies are being deployed now in the public and private sectors, and expectations for the coming years.
Speakers:
Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng
Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
Lord Clement-Jones CBE
House of Lords
Professor Geraint Rees FMedSci
Pro-Vice-Provost, AI, University College London
Professor Tom Rodden
Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/Events/2022/Delivering-the-AI-Strategy-%E2%80%93-the-use-of-new-AI-tec
 
Description Delivery of RRI Workshop at TAS All-Hands Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Delivery of interactive workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation at the TAS Hub All-Hands Meeting in September 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Delivery of workshop at TAS All-Hands Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Co-delivery of workshop entitled Responsibility in Autonomous Systems at TAS All-Hands Meeting September 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Design Research presentation to Security Lancaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Design Research to Lancaster Security Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Design Summit: Flourishing Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presenting a position piece at the international Design Summit series relating to how Design Research may bring about a paradigm shift in how organisations construct strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Design and delivery of workshop at TAS All-Hands Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Design and delivery of workshop entitled "Data and Decisions in connected and autonomous transport- keeping humans in the loop" at TAS All-Hands Meeting September 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Digital Contract Tracing talk at TAS/RUSI conference "Trusting Machines?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 50-100 online attendees attended talk on Understanding Trust and Public Acceptance of Digital Contact Tracing in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://rusi.org/events/conferences/trusting-machines-cross-sector-lessons-healthcare-and-security
 
Description Disruptive Thinkers: Video Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Each month, UCL is releasing a new video showcasing a different side to engineering, explaining how our researchers are innovating and helping to make a difference in the world from across the UCL Engineering Faculty. We were selected for the first round of these videos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/engineering/research/disruptive-thinkers-video-series#Autonomous%20vehicles
 
Description EPIDOME Public Engagement Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This public engagement event was an opportunity for the public to find out more about the EPIDOME technology and let researchers know what they think about it. Lasting for an hour, it contained a talk from the researchers about the EPIDOME and how it might fit into clinical practice. The presentation was followed by a discussion with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/ethics/news/2021/epidome-public-engageme...
 
Description Engagement at TAS Pump-Prime kickoff meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and Q&A as part of TAS Hub kickoff meeting for Pump-Prime projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fireside Chat (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Sarah Sharples, Professor Sarvapali Ramchurn, and Professor Pauline Leonard and Philip Inglesant discussed EDI specific to TAS, and how EDI and RRI intersect at the 2021 All Hands Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/637024494
 
Description Establishing an EDI Framework for the TAS Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of this group was to establish principles that promote EDI across the TAS network and put this into a strategic document, in the context of it involving lots of universities and partners with their own local EDI policies.

Three meetings were organised by Ben Coomber - Research Development Manager at Horizon Digital Economy Research and chaired by Professor Sarah Sharples, commencing with a kick-off session to define terms of reference for the EDI working group and plan activities (31 March 2021), a 2 h workshop to collect ideas for the TAS EDI Framework (8 April 2021), and then a third meeting to review the framework (11 May 2021).

An EDI Framework was established and is available on the TAS Hub website and derived impact involved the recruitment of a co-Chair for the EDI team going forward - Genovefa Kefalidou (University of Leicester)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/
 
Description Evidence for Policymakers: Creating a Learning Government through a better use of Public Research & substantiating Public Values 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Evidence for Policymakers conference invited policymakers, evaluators, academia, research managers, science advisers and knowledge brokers to continue the discussion on issues that influence our capacity to enhance the development and practical use of evidence for policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Explanations on the Web: A Provenance-based Approach. Keynote at WEBIST 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote at the WebIST conference. Due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://vimeo.com/478043709
 
Description Explanations on the Web: a Provenance-based Approach, Expert Seminar Series, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Cyber Security GRP hosts seminars throughout the academic year, open to all University staff. Presenters include high-profile external speakers and internal staff. Each event is focused on a topic of their choice related to their current research interests, followed by a Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/cyber-security/seminarseries/
 
Description Festival of Emergence: Moments of Imagination 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted a show and tell event promoting the range of Design-led activities conducted at ImaginationLancaster, shared with an international community via the Design Research Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/update/drs-festival-of-emergence/
 
Description Festival of Emergence: QuBr 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of the QuBr (Question Bridge) project as part of the Design Research Society's festival of emergence. This is an online engagement tool with a broad reach. Reached ~500 people during the launch event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://qubr.designresearch.works/
 
Description Forum on 'Ethical AI for Defence', Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss ethical questions associated with possible incorporation of AI technologies into defence systems, the forum involved military officers, civil servants, defence industry professionals and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Gatsby/SWC symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk on Swarms for People at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Annual Student Symposium: How Dumb Agents Act Clever Together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sainsburywellcome.org/web/events/annual-student-symposium-how-dumb-agents-act-clever-tog...
 
Description Human AI-Partnerships (George Washington University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-AI Partnerships (ALP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-AI Partnerships (Harvard) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-AI Partnerships (John Hopkins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-AI Partnerships (Stanford HAI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-AI Partnerships (UAustin, Good Systems) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-AI Partnerships (WEF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk Professor Ramchurn focused on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. He explored the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. He concluded by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Human-Data Interaction through Design 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organising and facilitating this workshop to define a forward-looking agenda for Human Data Interaction, conducted at the international conference for Human Factors in Computing (CHI)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://designresearch.works/chi2021-hdi-workshop/
 
Description IM@UCL event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of the IM@UCL facility, dissemination of the on-going research using this facility, and invitation for collaboration with industry and across disciplines. departments, and faculties at UCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description IM@UCL podcast series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A podcast to disseminate our research activities within the field of CAV.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ucl-intelligent-mobility.com/
 
Description IMA (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the regional branch of the UK Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interactive Telepresence visit for Trinity Wakefield School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The University of Sheffield provided an interactive telepresence activity for students from Trinity Wakefield School on 10th February 2022, in which students were able to remote control a robot at Sheffield Robotics Lab via immersive telepresence. The activity included controlling the animal-like MiRo through a maze, and controlling the humanoid Pepper robot to tour around the laboratory. The activity was part of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems "Open Labs" pump-priming project. It was also supported by two companies Cyberselves Ltd, and Consequential Robotics Ltd and by the not-for-profit Discovery Stem. Student numbers, approx. 15-20. from the School's coding club, and Y7-10 Computer Science students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://seras.org.uk/open-labs/
 
Description Invited Seminar for UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub Doctoral Training Network (DTN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Seminar for UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub Doctoral Training Network (DTN)
Title: SafeSpacesNLP and ProTechThem - Socio-technical Natural Language Processing for Behaviour Classification
Seminar sparked questions and discussion and led to followon telecalls with researchers to discuss work. Helped audience understand issues around NLP and online behaviour classification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/doctoral-training-network/
 
Description Invited Talk at AgriFoRwArdS Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A research seminar was given at the EPSRC AgriFoRwArdS CDT Seminar Series. A mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students and research staff attended the Zoom seminar, which focused on shared control and roles for human-robot teamwork. The talk is followed by a discussion session, where participants displayed great interest in the subject area. The talk is streamed on youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJPcGfoLEpHH37TdbdwZUCA
 
Description Invited Talk at IRLab Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A research seminar was given at the IRLab of University of Birmingham. A mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students, full time researchers and senior research staff attended the Zoom seminar, which focused on human-robot teamwork. The talk is followed by a discussion session, where students displayed great interest in the subject area. A youtube link is shared
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fOkN7oG2Ec&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Invited speaker at Workshop "New Trends and Beyond Worst-case Analysis on Mechanism Design and Approximation Algorithms" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented the latest advances in research methods to design incentive-aware systems in presence of imperfect rationality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://pages.cs.aueb.gr/othersites/TheoryGroup/comrade/workshop/
 
Description Invited talk University of Leeds Sociologies of AI Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was an invited 90 minute lecture to the University of Leeds Sociology of AI Network. The network encompasses staff and students across disciplines and schools at Leeds university. The title of the talks was: Design. Research. AI-ght?
This talk introduced Design Research and used examples to explain why it may be the one of the most profound tools we have to temper our rapidly changing relationships with Artificial Intelligence. The world is more complex than it ever has been before. Socio-technological assemblages made up of humanity and technology (and often involving the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence) are a driver of this complexity. Meanwhile the pace of technology-based change is ever increasing. We have made a brand-new world, one which is complex, fast, globalised, digital, unequal, and technological. Hence, we need brand-new methods to help us understand that world. The question is what methods are suitable to respond to 21st century complexity? In this talk I will argue that one of the best answers is Design Research.

In making this point I explored several additional questions: What is Design Research? How do you do it? What are its limitations? Can we design our way out of (or into) an AI apocalypse? Who is the ghost in the smart home? Is un oeuf really enough? What is it like to live with a senile robot? In answering these questions, and drawing on a range of examples, I demonstrated some of the roles that Design Research can play in contemporary studies of Philosophy, Sociology, Ethics and Human-Computer Interaction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Invited talk to the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for loT Systems Cybersecurity Community Development Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to discuss my research and successful FLF application to the PETRAS Academic Community. The event was hosted by Prof Dave De Roure (University of Oxford and Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute). The PETRAS Community encompasses a consortium of 22 research institutions and the world's largest socio-technical research centre focused on the future implementation of the IoT.
Since this talk I have actively supported Dr Leonie Tancer in her FLF application. Dr Tancer (UCL) is a former PETRAS post doc and is now lecturer at UCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description KAUST invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation on Swarms for People.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cemse.kaust.edu.sa/risc/media/25649
 
Description KCL and Cambridge Surgical Society Annual Conference - TAS-Hub representative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I represented the TAS-Hub at the KCL and Cambridge Surgical Society Annual conferences as their guest lecturer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote at the annual CDT conference of the Edinburgh EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote at the annual CDT conference of the Edinburgh EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.edinburgh-robotics.org/events/annual-cdt-conference
 
Description LS2 Systems Biology Meeting Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote at the Swiss Systems Biology Meeting 2021 on Emergent properties and self-organisation across scales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://meetings.ls2.ch/systemsbiology2021/speakers
 
Description Leaving no one behind: How emerging technologies can help bridge inequalities in the post-pandemic world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote delivered at the All Hands Meeting 2021 by Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at UNICRI, United Nations.

While the world is recovering from the human, economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation, primarily in countries with developing economies, is disproportionally aggravated by the growing unemployment, discrimination, and food insecurity. At the same time, technological innovation at this accelerated pace can play an important role in narrowing this inequality gap. In fact and if leveraged properly, artificial intelligence, blockchain or other related frontier technologies have the potential to improve global health, sustainability and well-being and contribute to a more inclusive economy. However, without appropriate and concerted multi-stakeholder efforts in place, the growing global digital divide, made worse by COVID-19, may cause these technologies to instead increase disparities. For instance, while Internet use is growing globally every year, including during the pandemic, 3.7 billion people - under half the world's population - still has no access to the Internet. For a symmetrical recovery, it is thus paramount to ensure that the benefits of emerging technologies reach even the most disadvantaged groups. In order to avoid serious consequences, including a major security crisis, governments, companies and the international community have the power and the responsibility to shape a new era where no one stays behind in the new world that will unfold in coming years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/606559057
 
Description Lecture and Student Critique for UN Futuring Peace - North East Asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The UN Futuring Peace initiative seeks to engage undergraduate students in ways of exploring more sustainable and peaceful futures. Delivered a lecture and provided critical comments on the student projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: AI Music: Duelling against a Robot Piano! 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact If music be the food of love, AI. We talk to Professor Steve Benford about robots playing music. The panel guests are Stuart Middleton, Alan Chamberlain and Paurav Shukla. This Podcast was recorded on 11th March 2021

00:34 Paurav Shukla
00:41 Stuart Middleton
00:55 Alan Chamberlain
01:05 Alan's music & visuals on YouTube
01:10 Sean Riley

01:35 Living With AI Theme: Weekend in Tattoine by Unicorn Heads (YouTube)

01:55 Facebook Algorithm trained on Instagram photos (BBC)
03:15 Facebook's SEER
03:59: OpenAI's state-of-the-art machine vision AI is fooled by handwritten notes (The Verge)
07:55 AI conquers challenge of 1980s platform games (Nature) (BBC)

13:00 Steve Benford
13:45 Art Codes
13:50 Blogging Guitar
15:55 Tonedexter (Audio Sprockets)
18:30 Robot Marimba Player Shimon (The Verge)
20:15 Maria Kallionpää (Soundcloud)
20:20 Disklavier Piano (Yamaha)
22:40 "Climb"- Disklavier Piano Project University of Nottingham
25:40 "Kein Operationsplan reicht mit einiger Sicherheit über das erste Zusammentreffen mit der feindlichen Hauptmacht hinaus" Helmuth von Moltke the Elder - Chief of Staff of the Prussian General Staff from 1857 to 1871 (wikiquote)
Roughly translated: "No plan survives first contact with the enemy"
34:21 Whiplash (Internet Movie Database)
35:00 Nottingham's TAShub Node
41:40 Living With AI - Robots in the Home / Discussing Empathy @ 37min 30secs
46:20 CORRECTION: Michael Jackson said this about "Billy Jean" not "Beat It" (Wikipedia)
01:00:40 The Beatles in India (Wikipedia)
01:00:43 Paul Simon - Graceland album inspired by South African street music (Wikipedia)
01:00:46 Led Zeppelin Kashmir - Moroccon influences (Wikipedia)
01:03:45 Unicorn AI (Computerphile)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/8287907-ai-music-duelling-against-a-robot-piano
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Exploring Track & Trace and *that* App 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This Pilot Episode was recorded on 12th October 2020

0:25 - Gopal Ramchurn
0:40 - Christine Evers
0:54 - Paurav Shukla
1:25 - Sean Riley
1:25 - Computerphile
2:12 - Joel Fischer
2:55 - Test & Trace NHS App
4:41 - Contact Tracing (Computerphile)
10:00 - Disappearing NHS App Messages (BBC)
11:15 - Excel 'scandal' (BBC)
11:30 - Test Results incompatibility
12:10 - NHS Covid-19 App downloaded over 10 million times (UK Gov)
15:20 - Apple Watch Health features (Which)
16:30 - UK abandons centralised Covid-19 App (Tech Crunch)
19:30 - Government report warned pandemic planning was confused (Independent)
22:40 - Contact Tracing (Computerphile)
24:40 - Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub
30:00 - Protect the NHS advertising campaign (ITV) April 2020
36:55 - It'll be over by Christmas (History Net)
42:20 - Volunteering my be good for body and mind (Harvard)
42:52 - Olympics - London 2012 (Wikipedia)
44:55 - Lack of access to contact tracing app could leave elderly more vulnerable to coronavirus (Telegraph)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/6120874-exploring-track-trace-and-that-app
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Exploring Trust & Driverless Cars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 00:30 Paurav Shukla
00:39 Gary Burnett
00:44 Christian Enemark
00:58 Sean Riley

01:42 Amazon's first Robotaxi (The Verge)
03:00 Google/Waymo Ride Sharing (Tech Crunch)
03:35 Connected Everything Driverless Pods (Computerphile)
06:25 Small Computer Industry aside became viral joke 'Bill Gates vs GM' (Snopes)

08:40 Mohammad Mousavi
09:17 Honda Tier3 Car (Autonews)
12:25 Internet of Things Problems (Computerphile)
22:15 Will your driverless car be willing to kill you to save the lives of others? (Guardian)
42:30 Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area (Twitter Thread)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/7232830-exploring-trust-driverless-cars
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Exploring Trust in Online Environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Featuring our very own panellist Paurav Shukla, we delve into Trust in Online Environments
Panellists Joel, Christine and Paurav join Sean Riley

00:20 Paurav Shukla
00:38 Joel Fischer
00:43 Christine Evers
00:48 Sean Riley

01:02 Facebook Oversight Board reveals first cases

12:30 VHS vs Betamax, the VCR 'War' (Wikipedia)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/7175080-exploring-trust-in-online-environments
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: How Trustworthy are Drones? Should I be Worried? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 00:44 - Joel Fischer
00:49 - Christine Evers
01:00 - Sean Riley
01:25 - Presidential debate 2020: Trump and Biden final debate fact-checked (BBC)
03:22 - James "Jim" Scanlan
03:55 - 2011: Revolutionising aircraft design with the world's first printed aircraft
05:30 - DJI Mavic Air 2 review: a video director's perspective (The Verge)
06:50 - Students to transform drone design in fight against climate change and poaching
08:05 - Drone successfully completes first delivery of medical equipment to the Isle of Wight
09:00 - Snowboarding Drone Filming
11:00 - Iris Automation Vision Systems
12:10 - Boeing 737 Max (Wikipedia)
12:45 - Byzantine generals problem (Wikipedia)
17:55 - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (WHO)
19:05 - Pseudo Satellite / Atmospheric Satellites (Wikipedia)
21:25 - Airplane! Movie (Wikipedia)
24:05 - Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
24:50 - Public Safety Drones Save Four Lives In One Day (DJI Website)
31:00 - Gatwick Airport drone incident (Wikipedia)
32:30 - Namibia Drone Filming (YouTube)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/6218524-how-trustworthy-are-drones-should-i-be-worried
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Legal and Ethical Problems with AI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Featuring Richard Hyde on the legal and ethical ramifications of trust and AI and panel members Alan Chamberlain and Paurav Shukla on everything from selling your home cooking on WhatsApp through to wondering how much we want to know about how clean it is in the factory that made our food.

Alan Chamberlain

Paurav Shukla

Sean Riley

Texas Energy Crisis (The Verge)



Richard Hyde


Home Cooking Food Standards

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56032185
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/8201290-legal-and-ethical-problems-with-ai
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Living with AI Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 00:26 Alan Chamberlain
00:38 Paurav Shukla
00:51 Sean Riley

01:45 AI helps this Koda social robot dog sense human emotions (Cnet)
05:08 Classic Moments: Dalek climbs stairs! (Digital Spy)
06:10 WhatsApp to delay new privacy policy amid mass confusion about Facebook data sharing (The Verge)
07:20 Whatsapp Competitor Signal Stops Working Properly as Users Rush to Leave over Privacy Update
10:10 Yes, You Can Stop Using WhatsApp-But Don't Make This Mistake (Forbes)

13:25 Facebook surveys strip data of friends of friends (wikipedia)

13:50 Professor Neeraj Suri, PI TAS Security Node.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/8022176-living-with-ai-security
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Living with Robotic Surgery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 00:40 Paurav Shukla
00:43 Christine Evers
00:48 Age Chapman
01:04 Sean Riley

01:22 FTC settles with photo storage app that pivoted to facial recognition (The Verge)
05:21 Literatin Chrome Plugin to Rate Ts & Cs

10:00 Prokar Dasgupta
16:48 John Wickham (Wikipedia)
33:30 Telegraph Article with Professor Dasgupta

45:10 Rob Miles on Computerphile
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/7945288-living-with-robotic-surgery
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Machine Listening - Discussing Virtual Assistants and How they Hear 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 00:30 Elvira Perez
00:40 Paurav Shukla
01:00 Sean Riley
01:20 Glastonbury Cancelled
03:30 Your smart devices listening to you, explained (Vox)
03:48 Why Do We Use Virtual Assistants Like Siri, Alexa and the Like? (LWAI Podcast)
04:20 Amazon Sidewalk will create entire smart neighborhoods. Here's what you should know (Cnet)
05:10 Wi-fi sharing plan launched in UK (BBC)

06:10 Christine Evers
44:45 The Social Dilemma (Netflix)
49:52 Jurassic Park Quote (quotes.net)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/7945447-machine-listening-discussing-virtual-assistants-and-how-t...
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: What is the Living With AI Podcast? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is a trail explaining what the LWAIPodcast is and what it's hopes and dreams are

Presented by Sean Riley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/6108367-what-is-the-living-with-ai-podcast
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: What is the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (TAS Hub) anyway? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sean, Paurav, Christine & Joel debate Social Media Filter Bubbles before Gopal Ramchurn explains what the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub is.

Paurav Shukla
Joel Fischer
Christine Evers
Sean Riley

Gopal Ramchurn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/6654529-what-is-the-trustworthy-autonomous-systems-hub-tas-hub-an...
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Who Cares about Robots in the Home? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We speak to Radu Callinescu about Assistive AI, and the problems of robots in a care role. Joining the panel are Christian Enemark and Paurav Shukla. Topics include 'Robots doing the dirty work' and that old saying "Autonomous lethal weapon systems don't kill people, people kill people"
Recorded 10th March 2021

00:30 Christian Enemark
00:42 Paurav Shukla
00:59 Sean Riley

01:15 Autonomous mobile robots doing the dirty work (zdnet)
03:30 Anti-MRSA silver fabric trialled (BBC)
05:15 Living With AI - Food Manufacture Blockchain
06:00 Passengers (Internet Movie Database)
07:25 "...it's okay to eat fish 'cause they don't have any feelings" Something In The Way - Nirvana (songfacts.com)

09:50 Executive Summary World Robotics 2020 Service Robots (ifr.org)

Meet Sophia, World's First AI Humanoid Robot | Tony Robbins (YouTube)

Artificial General Intelligence (Computerphile/YouTube)

Iain M Banks / Culture (Wikipedia)

Logans Run (Internet Movie Database)

Matrix (Internet Movie Database)

Spot: Boston Dynamics condemns robot paintball rampage plan (BBC)

Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro (Wikipedia)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/8282015-who-cares-about-robots-in-the-home
 
Description Living with AI Podcast: Why Do We Use Virtual Assistants Like Siri, Alexa and the Like? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 0:30 - Christine Evers
0:38 - Joel Fischer
0:43 - Paurav Shukla
1:20 - Sean Riley
1:42 - Alexa Ruins Christmas (Heart)
11:50 Stuart Reeves
18:10 Computerphile on how Alexa Works
25:40 Eliza - Wikipedia
46:37 Amazon's Ring Security Drone (Cnet)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/6654553-why-do-we-use-virtual-assistants-like-siri-alexa-and-the-...
 
Description Living with AI podcast: Should we Worry about Swarm Robotics (Or simply rebrand as Flocking Robots?) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 00:20 Alan Chamberlain
00:32 Richard Hyde

00:45 Sean Riley

01:05 AI Jobs (BBC)
10:29 "Ey up mi duck y'alright?" = "Hello friend how are you?" (BBC)
10:55 Code-Switching (BBC)

13:20 Sabine Hauert
14:15 A Moment of Convergence Termites Film (YouTube)
14:25 Kilobot (Harvard)
14:50 Black Mirror "Hated in the Nation" (Wikipedia)
26:10 Big Hero Six (Wikipedia)
39:55 Michael Crichton (Wikipedia)
48:55 MIT Fibre Bots (thenewstack)
59:20 ExoBuilding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/8195460-should-we-worry-about-swarm-robotics-or-simply-rebrand-as...
 
Description Living with AI podcast: Would you trust a driverless car? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Driverless cars are never far from the news. In our second foray into the subject we talk to Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Professor and Personal Chair of Robot Learning and Autonomy in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Joining the panel this week are Richard Hyde, Paurav Shukla and Elveera Perez. We kick off with a lengthy discussion on NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1447474/8414076-would-you-trust-a-driverless-car
 
Description METNANO 2021 invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on swarm engineering across scales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://metanano.itmo.ru/conference-schedule-new
 
Description Masterclass webinar on YouTube 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I have just presented a Masterclass webinar on youtube on "Incorporating the CMR Versius robot within an established robotic surgery program". This was transmitted live by the Vattikuti Foundation Detroit to an international audience and has highlighted the work of the TAS-Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m620-pv8rzA
 
Description Metaverse - GB Dec 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is Professor Gary Burnett (TAS Co-I) being interviewed on Notts TV on 1st December 2021 about the Metaverse and the design of Nottopia - the virtual teaching island at the University of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DjJgl0sPbU
 
Description MiRo Maze Telepresence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems network (UK-RAS) and the University of Sheffield in partnership with Cyberselves, Consequential Robotics, and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (TAS) "Open Labs" pump-priming project created The Miro Maze as part of UK Festival of Robotics 2021 activities, taking place 21 - 25 June 2021. The MiRo Maze is a new experience in telepresence robotics allowing users can take control of a small robot in an immersive, engaging way. Users see the world from the robot's eyes, as if they themselves were the robot, and try to navigate their way through the maze. The University of Sheffield hosted the MiRo Maze for UK Festival of Robotics 2021 at their Engineering building, the Diamond. The event was live broadcast via YouTube and Twitch and also featured running commentary and interviews with leading roboticists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://seras.org.uk/2021/05/20/the-miro-maze-festival-of-robotics-week/
 
Description Mirror Mirror on the Wall - blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post about the TAS for Health project and the benefits gained from taking a multi-disciplinary approach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/tas-for-health-project-blog/
 
Description NASA/JPL invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Swarms for People and weekly NASA/JPL seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Natural Language Interaction and Processing for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems. Workshop at the TAS AHM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online workshop with academics and industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description News story in The Observer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I worked with a journalist at the Observe-Shanti Das-to help her understand some of the technical and policy implications of a digital service offered by the charity, Shout. The journalist also interviewed me and quoted me in the story.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/19/mental-health-helpline-funded-by-royals-shared-users...
 
Description Node in Governance and Regulation: Research Talk (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered by Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Governance and Regulation Node Principal Investigator. This talk was recorded for the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme All Hands Meeting, September 2021. Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy holds a Personal Chair of Robot Learning and Autonomy in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where he is also the Director of the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour. He is an Executive Committee Member for the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/611584457
 
Description Node in Resilience - Research Talk (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented by Dr Radu Calinescu, Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, and Principal Investigator for the Node in Resilience. You'll hear about the Node's research to date and the aims for the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/589738218
 
Description Node in Security: Research Talk (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented by Professor Neeraj Suri, Distinguished Professor and Chair in Cybersecurity at Lancaster University. Node in Security Principal Investigator, UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/589771914
 
Description Node in Trust: Research Talk (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented by Professor Helen Hastie, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Heriot-Watt University. Principal Investigator, Node in Trust, UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/589753369
 
Description Node in Verifiability: Research Talk (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented by Professor Mohammad Mousavi, Professor of Software Engineering, King's College London. Principal Investigator, Node in Verifiability, UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/577116419
 
Description Not Equal Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Facilitating the final day of the EPSRC "Not Equal Summer School" event, presenting to students design-led methods for exploring the inequalities of 21st century socio-technical systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://not-equal.tech/summerschool/
 
Description Organiser of the ICRA 2021 workshop on micro-nano systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop at main robotics conference attracting nearly 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://hauertlab.com/icra2021-workshop-on-micro-nano-swarm-robotics/
 
Description Organising Committee and Workshop Co-chair - RUSI and UKRI TAS Hub conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organising Committee and Workshop Co-chair - RUSI and UKRI TAS Hub conference, Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security
Major inter-disciplinary event in defence, security and healthcare sector.
Panel session where I discussed my NLP research and issues around trust in AI.
Lots of discussions and led to several collaboration opportunities (commercial followon funding opportunities, joint paper accepted for CACM).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/eventslist/trusting-machines/trust-machines-conference-programme
 
Description Outreach and widening participation activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Seven lectures on Robotic Applications to Elutec Academy of Design and Engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description PPI meeting with Different Strokes group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact 2 sessions with the members of the Different Strokes group in Southampton, to discuss project ideas for the TAS for Health project, and to engage them with potential research questions and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description PPI meeting with Univerity of Nottingham MS PPI Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Attended 2 meetings of the UoN MS PPI group to discuss the TAS for Health project and talk through ideas for research questions and methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Panel event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 28 June 2021 Panel event on 'Can we trust autonomous vehicles?' - Jo-Ann Pattinson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in a workshop - Software malfunctions and cyber intrusions of digital displays with Arrival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ten people from Coventry University and Arrival attended a workshop at Arrival's office in London in August 2021. The workshop was an opportunity to inform the uses-cases that would be examined for the TAS research project. Arrival's industry-oriented perspective allowed to develop new use-cases which were implemented in the final experimental protocol. Furthermore, the workshop was also the opportunity to discuss further collaboration between Coventry University and Arrival around creating Ph.D studentships oriented towards Arrival's interests and supervised/mentored by members of the Coventry University TAS team..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security: Showcase Day 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UKRI TAS Defence and security and healthcare workshops were held - bringing together researchers and industrialists from these areas for focussed discussions.

The Defence and security workshop was chaired by Al Banks (dstl) and Stuart Middleton (University of Southampton)
The Healthcare workshop was chaired by Age Chapman (University of Southampton) and Matthew Rawsthorne (University of Nottingham)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/user/85051339/folder/5098542
 
Description Participation in the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Real Science in Schools Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 100 pupils from primary schools from across the country attended a symposium as part of the Nottingham Festical of Science and Curiosity. 3 members of the research organisation visited, along with a humanoid service robot, to interact with the pupils and engage them with the research that they had been conducting in their schools. The robot was also part of a prize-giving session at the symposium. The feedback from the teachers at the event was positive with one mentioning that 'she had never seen one chold who normally has difficulty communicating, so animated before'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://nottsfosac.co.uk/event/real-science-in-schools-symposium/
 
Description Planning and Situating Actions: challenges for assessing autonomous systems Invited Talk: 2nd Naver Labs Europe International Conference on AI and Robotics . Naver Labs Europe, Grenoble 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This talk was to discuss the challenges of assessing autonomous systems. It drew on previous and current research relating to AI and robotics (including that in THuMP and TAS). The audience was a mixture of international researchers mostly in industrial research laboratories. The talk and associated panel initiated discussion about the different outcomes of different kinds of research and the challenges involved in collaboration between engineers and computer scientists on the one hand and social scientists on the other. One outcome was a request by the organisers, Naver Labs Europe to become an international partner of TAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://europe.naverlabs.com/research/2nd-ai-for-robotics-international-workshop-by-naver-labs-europ...
 
Description Planning and Situating Actions: challenges for explanation and trustworthiness in autonomous systems Invited Talk: CHI Workshop 14: "Towards Explainable and Trustworthy Autonomous Physical Systems (ETAPS)" (Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems CHI 2021) Yokoyama, Japan. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk was to discuss the challenges of assessing autonomous systems. It drew on previous and current research relating to AI and robotics (including that in THuMP and TAS). The audience was a mixture of international researchers both in academic and research laboratories, most of whom were researching into autonomous vehicles. The talk initiated discussion about the different outcomes of different kinds of research and the challenges of engaging engineers and computer scientists with qualitative social scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://etapsworkshop.github.io/
 
Description Podcast interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview/podcast with Dr Pericle Salvini on the RoAD (Responsible AV Data) project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Podcast panellist, 'Exploring Trust & Driverless Cars' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The podcast on 'Exploring Trust & Driverless Cars' was part of the Living with AI Podcast series, recorded 17 December 2020, released 10 February 2021. Three members of the TAS Hub team commented on recent and relevant research on autonomous vehicles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/exploring-trust-driverless-cars/id1538425599?i=1000508492099
 
Description Podcast panellist, 'Who Cares about Robots in the Home?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This podcast was part of the Living with AI Podcast series, recorded 10 March 2021, released 14 April 2021. Two members of the TAS Hub team commented on recent research on the incorporation of AI technology into processes and facilities of care for the aged and other vulnerable people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-cares-about-robots-in-the-home/id1538425599?i=100051713954...
 
Description Podcasts for UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two podcasts involving AI and NLP for the UKRI TAS Hub 'living with AI' podcast series. Impact is engagement with general public around trust in AI (including trust in NLP research around online behaviour classification).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/
 
Description Policy engagement with Law Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with David Connor/Jessica Uguccioni work with Law Commission of England and Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Public forum on 'Robot wars? Current and future challenges posed by drones and lethal autonomous weapons', organised by British Pugwash 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact British Pugwash and Student Young Pugwash UK's Project on Ethical Science co-hosted a panel discussion on the technical, ethical and political challenges posed by drone warfare and lethal autonomous weapons ('Killer Robots'). Presentations by three invited speakers (including Co-I Enemark) were followed by questions and answers, and a video of the event was published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://britishpugwash.org/event-robot-wars-current-and-future-challenges-posed-by-drones-and-lethal...
 
Description Reddit Robotics Showcase invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on "Swarms for People"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://redditroboticsshowcase.wordpress.com/
 
Description Responsible Digital Psychiatry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at Philosophy of Medical AI workshop (University of Tuebingen, October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6303307
 
Description Responsible Research & Innovation and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing RRI and EDI to the TAS Hub community (academics and industry) to better build these into the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Robot Day Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We will showcase our haptic feedback seat in the Robot Day's exhibition. Robot Day offers physical and virtual free events for all ages. A typical event involves activities such as building a robot, hands-on coding and hearing from inspirational experts. There also artistic performances such as craft and dance workshops, as well as range of static and moving exhibits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.robotday.co.uk/events
 
Description Roundtable on 'Responsible AI in Defence', organised by Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, UK Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited participants (academics and civil servants) participated in an online roundtable event that involved discussions of proposed principles for responsible AI in defence applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SWARM 2021 workshop keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on "Swarms for People"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.swarm-systems.org/dars-swarm2021
 
Description Science in the Park Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science in the Park was organised to provide a range of exciting family friendly activities at Wollaton Park on Saturday 5th March. A robotic stand was created for the day. A total of 856 visitors joined the event on the day. Interactions with children and young people of all ages increased interest in robotic technologies, including teleoperation and social and touch-based experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://wollatonhall.org.uk/science-in-the-park-2022/
 
Description Seeing Design Research: An Experimental Murmuration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Showcasing our 'Ways of Seeing' project at this international design festival, hosting 30+ festival attendees in a talk and panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://uroboros.design/person/david-green-joseph-lindley-zach-mason/
 
Description Seminar for Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation, showcasing design-led methods, to the policy professionals at CDEI, DCMS, and ONS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Seminar: Trustworthy Human-AI Partnerships 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Recent advances in AI, Machine learning and Robotics have significantly enhanced the capabilities of machines. Machine intelligence is now able to support human decision making, augment human capabilities, and, in some cases, take over control from humans and act fully autonomously. Machines are becoming more tightly embedded into systems alongside humans, interacting and influencing each other in a number of ways. Such human-AI partnerships are a new form of socio-technical system in which the potential synergies between humans and machines are much more fully utilised. Designing, building, and deploying human-AI partnerships present a number of new challenges as we begin to understand their impact on our physical and mental well-being, our personal freedoms, and those of the wider society. In this talk I will focus on the challenges in designing trustworthy human-AI partnerships. I will explore the multiple elements of trust in human-AI partnerships and discuss the associated research challenges.I will also aim to identify the risks associated with human-AI partnerships and therefore determine the associated measures to mitigate these risks. I will conclude by giving a brief overview of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme (www.tas.ac.uk), a £33m programme launched in 2020 involving over 20 universities, 100+ industry partners, and over 200 researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Skills Workshop: Characterise TAS Personas - Explanatory Study Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop was a part of the TAS-Hub Syllabus Lab to understand essential skills TAS engineers and researchers need. This would help our ultimate goal of building research-driven TAS training courses and material. I engaged in a critical dialogue about TAS personas and skills, expand upon and discuss different understandings based on your TAS experience, and make new connections for research collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Social media post on LinkedIn on policy activities and developments in three sectors: automotive, maritime and aerial 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share findings from the report on policy issues arising from the introduction of autonomous systems in maritime, aerial and vehicles on public roads. The post has been seen by 631 people and had 13 likes. The activity resulted in raising the profile of TAS-hub and building new networks with policymakers by connecting on Linkedin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6877520042871799808/
 
Description Study shows trust is still at heart of NHS Covid app reluctance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release about a paper published in JMIR - Public Adoption of and Trust in the NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App in the United Kingdom: Quantitative Online Survey Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/study-shows-trust-is-still-at-heart-of-nhs-covid-app-reluctance
 
Description TAS AHM Research Talks (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact TAS researchers discuss their work ahead of the 2021 UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme All Hands Meeting. The intriguing range of research in this showcase looks into uncovering and investigating the challenges of trustworthiness in Autonomous Systems across several sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/showcase/8775391
 
Description TAS Agile Round 1 Briefing session (Feb 21) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This briefing session provided information on the Agile Programme with a supporting Q&A session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/518129050/8ab3211a25
 
Description TAS Agile Round 1 Project Presentations (Feb 22) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop acted as a kick off session for the first round of TAS agile projects:

1. Trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments
The aim of this project is to understand the contextual factors and technical approaches underlying trustworthy human-swarm teams.
Lead contact: Mohammad Divband Soorati, Alan Turing Research Fellow, University of Southampton

2. Trustworthy Human-Robot Teams
These challenges present increased opportunities for human-robot collaborative teams but questions remain relating to trust towards the robot within the team and more broadly, the trust of affected groups (e.g., patients) towards tasks carried out by robot-assisted teams.=
Lead contact: Nicholas Watson, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

3. Trustworthy autonomous systems to support healthcare experiences
This project explores how trustworthy autonomous systems embedded in devices in the home can support decision-making about health and wellbeing.
Lead contact: Liz Dowthwaite, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

4. SafeSpacesNLP
Behaviour classification NLP in a socio-technical AI setting for online harmful behaviours for children and young people
Exploring the use of Socio-Technical Natural Language Processing (NLP) for classifying behavioural online harms within online forum posts (e.g. bullying; drugs & alcohol abuse; gendered harassment; self-harm), especially for young people.
Lead contact: Stuart Middleton, Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Southampton

5. Chatty car
Designing an exemplar, socially responsible, anthropomorphised, natural language interface for automated vehicles.
Lead contact: Gary Burnett, Professor of Transport and Human Factors, University of Nottingham

6. Inclusive autonomous vehicles
The role of human risks perception and trust narratives
Investigating the mechanisms that can address consumers' concerns when relinquishing human control to autonomous vehicles.
Lead contact: Paurav Shukla, Professor of Marketing and Head of Digital and Data Driven Management Department, University of Southampton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/518118783
 
Description TAS Agile and Integrator Programme briefing (Feb 22) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub is inviting researchers and academics from the TAS network and Industry partners to take part in Round 2 of the Agile and Round 1 of the Integrator research programme.

The TAS Network involves researchers from the Hub, Nodes, Responsibility Projects, and Pump Priming Projects. The Agile/Integrator programme specifically focuses on leveraging existing resources and expertise within these projects to consolidate and synthesise research across the TAS programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://vimeo.com/679116723
 
Description TAS Conversation: Autonomous Vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Consider the subtleties of driving that we take for granted

How long do human driver's wait at a zebra crossing before we realise the pedestrian isn't crossing? How do we translate that interaction into an autonomous vehicle's decision-making process?

This episode delves into the complexities of bringing autonomous vehicles safely into society and asks many poignant questions, including:
- Are we ready for autonomous vehicles?
- What does the utopian world of autonomous vehicles look like?
- How does the law keep up with the changing technology?
- What are the ethical implications of autonomous vehicles?
- How do we translate everyday assumptions that human drivers make into autonomous vehicles?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/bigeventscpt/tas-conversations-autonomous-vehicles/
 
Description TAS Conversation: EU AI Act 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact AI is changing the world we live in - how do we prepare for that? What are the risks? And how do we make sure that we create trustworthy AI? Join us for an hour of top-level debate and discussion on the EU AI Act - the first-ever legal framework on artificial intelligence, featuring:
Dame Professor Wendy Hall - Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton | Skills Director, TAS Hub
Professor Barry O'Sullivan is Professor of Constraint Programming at University College Cork in Ireland. He is a founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and founding director of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in AI." From 2018-2020 he served as the Vice-Chair of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.
Carly Kind- Director, the Ada Lovelace Institute | Chair, TAS Hub Board
Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy - holds a Personal Chair of Robot Learning and Autonomy in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where he is also the Director of the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour | Principal Investigator, TAS Programme Node in Governance and Regulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/bigeventscpt/eu_ai_act/
 
Description TAS Conversations: AI and Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Climate change is a pressing issue with major implications for societal wellbeing.

What do we need to do so that industry and the general population will trust the tools and techniques that we are developing so that they can be adopted at scale?

The Panel - hosted by Sean Riley

Professor Lynn Kaack - Co-founder, Climate Change AI and Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Hertie School.

David Dao - ETH Zurich, Co-founder or GainForest, Climate Change AI

Buffy Price - Co-founder and COO at Carbon Re

Priya Donte - Co-founder and Chair, Climate Change AI. Ph.D student, Carnegie Mellon

Pete Clutton-Brock - CEO at Radiance International Consultants, Co-Founder Centre for AI and Climate

Stewart Dodd - Co-CEO, Empati
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/bigeventscpt/tas-conversations-ai-and-climate-change/
 
Description TAS Conversations: Autonomous Vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact What comes first, laws or technology? What about safety? How does the AV interpret pedestrian crossings? All this and more in this debut episode featuring: Siddartha Khastgir, Head of Verification & Validation, Intelligent Vehicles, University of Warwick Professor Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Transport, Dr Jo-Ann Pattinson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies. Professor Mohammad Mousavi, Verifiability Node Principal Investigator (TAS Programme) Dr Jack Stilgoe, Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Science & Technology Studies, University College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/595817843
 
Description TAS Conversations: EU AI Act 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AI is changing the world we live in - how do we prepare for that? What are the risks? And how do we make sure that we create trustworthy AI? Here's an hour of debate and discussion on the EU AI Act - the first-ever legal framework on artificial intelligence, featuring: Dame Professor Wendy Hall - Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton | Skills Director, TAS Hub Professor Barry O'Sullivan is Professor of Constraint Programming at University College Cork in Ireland. He is a founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and founding director of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in AI." From 2018-2020 he served as the Vice-Chair of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. Carly Kind - Director, the Ada Lovelace Institute | Chair, TAS Hub Board Professor Subramanian Ramamoorthy - holds a Personal Chair of Robot Learning and Autonomy in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where he is also the Director of the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour | Principal Investigator, TAS Programme Node in Governance and Regulation Hosted by Sean Riley (Computerphile)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/624409357
 
Description TAS DTN Seminar: Autonomous systems in Defence - Military Advantage through Trustworthiness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Autonomous systems in Defence - Military Advantage through Trustworthiness - A seminar by Dr Alec Banks, Senior Principal Scientist, Dstl. Chaired by Professor Age Chapman. The use of autonomous systems to gain and maintain advantage within the armed forces and the wider defence enterprise is becoming a reality. Understanding the role of trustworthiness in such platforms is an exciting and challenging research area. Through this research, we look at the safety, security and human acceptance of understanding the threat and developing risk control strategies. This seminar will take a look at the combination of safety and threats to the use of autonomous systems in defence applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/542044609/f48e6e7f25
 
Description TAS DTN Seminar: Incentives in Citizen-Centric AI Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Speaker: Dr Sebastian Stein
AI holds great promise in addressing grand societal challenges, including the development of a smarter, cleaner electricity grid, the seamless provision of convenient on-demand mobility services, and the ability to deploy resources effectively in disasters. However, this promise can only be realised if citizens are able to trust AI systems. Towards this goal, this seminar will outline a vision of trustworthy citizen-centric AI systems. These are systems that put citizens at their heart, by modelling the constraints and preferences of individuals, by providing suitable incentives and by engaging citizens through continuous feedback. Focusing on incentives, Dr Stein will discuss recent work on applying concepts from game theory and mechanism design to design cleaner and more efficient smart transportation systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/675425965
 
Description TAS DTN Seminar: Medical Robots on the Battlefield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Speaker: Professor Burkhard Schafer
The last few years have seen an intensive discussion on armed autonomous battlefield robots. This discussion however focussed on those autonomous systems whose primary function is to kill, medical robots, ostensively unarmed, did not attract attention as apparently ethically unproblematic. In law, it has been dominated, unsurprisingly, by public International lawyers. At the same time however, there has been an intensive debate about the use of medical robots within civilian contexts, dominated on the legal side by medical lawyers. These however never considered military applications. This talk explores the intersection between these two communities and discussions, and asks what specific legal issues the use of medical robots on the battlefield raises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://vimeo.com/showcase/8741304/video/668667280
 
Description TAS DTN seminar: Human-Swarm Interaction in Uncertain Environments (TAS Agile Project) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Human-Swarm Interaction in Uncertain Environments. A talk by Dr Mohammad Divband Soorati, Research Fellow, University of Southampton & Principal Investigator, TAS Hub Human-Swarm Agile Project. 10 May 2021. Chaired by Dr Christine Evers. The use of autonomous robots (aerial, ground, under-water) is becoming increasingly commonplace in areas such as emergency response, ocean floor surveying, and product delivery. In the first part of the talk, we will learn about collective decision-making in large groups of robots and how they can autonomously accomplish simple tasks by locally interacting with each other and the environment. In a more complex use-case, such as disaster management, the whole mission cannot be managed by an autonomous swarm and human supervision is necessary. Currently, disaster management operations are carried out by having a human operator(s) controlling one robot at a time. It is anticipated that in the coming years, robots will need to be deployed in large numbers and with fewer operators if we are to make the best use of their capabilities (e.g., maximise coverage, redundancy, and information gain). Such collaboration between a few human operators and a large group of robots comes with several challenges including cognitive complexity, risk management, etc. In the second part of the talk, we will learn about an ongoing project on trustworthy human-swarm partnerships in extreme environments that aims at addressing some of these challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/548368889/fe8244bdda
 
Description TAS DTN seminar: Policy issues for autonomous systems in healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact What are the main policy issues arising from the application of autonomous systems in healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles (cars, drones and ships)? In this talk, the Policy Strand team will present their preliminary findings from policy landscape reviews in three of the seven sectors within the TAS-Hub scope: healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles. As well as the main sector-specific issues, we identify some significant cross-sector questions, including the different ways in which autonomous systems (AS) are viewed, and varying expectations observed in each sector regarding what role AS should fulfil. Speakers: Professor Mark Kleinman, Rachel Hesketh, Justyna Lisinska, King's College London; Juljan Krause, University of Southampton Chaired by Professor Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn, TAS Director Date: 27 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/580744360/fb771bf26e
 
Description TAS DTN seminar: Policy issues for autonomous systems in healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact What are the main policy issues arising from the application of autonomous systems in healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles (cars, drones and ships)? In this talk, the Policy Strand team presented their preliminary findings from policy landscape reviews in three of the seven sectors within the TAS-Hub scope: healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles. As well as the main sector-specific issues, we identified some significant cross-sector questions, including the different ways in which autonomous systems (AS) are viewed, and varying expectations observed in each sector regarding what role AS should fulfil.
Speakers: Professor Mark Kleinman, Rachel Hesketh, Justyna Lisinska, King's College London; Juljan Krause, University of Southampton Chaired by Professor Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn, TAS Director Date: 27 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/580744360/fb771bf26e
 
Description TAS DTN seminar: Policy issues for autonomous systems in healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact What are the main policy issues arising from the application of autonomous systems in healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles (cars, drones and ships)?

In this talk, the Policy Strand team will present their preliminary findings from policy landscape reviews in three of the seven sectors within the TAS-Hub scope: healthcare, defence and autonomous vehicles. As well as the main sector-specific issues, we identify some significant cross-sector questions, including the different ways in which autonomous systems (AS) are viewed, and varying expectations observed in each sector regarding what role AS should fulfil.

Speakers: Professor Mark Kleinman, Rachel Hesketh, Justyna Lisinska, King's College London; Juljan Krause, University of Southampton
Chaired by Professor Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn, TAS Director
Date: 27 July 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/580744360/fb771bf26e
 
Description TAS DTN seminar: SafeSpacesNLP (Agile Project) and ProTechThem: Socio-technical Natural Language Processing for Behaviour Classification 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact SafeSpacesNLP and ProTechThem will explore the use of Socio-Technical Natural Language Processing (NLP) for classifying behavioural online harms within online forum posts (e.g. bullying; drugs & alcohol abuse; gendered harassment; self-harm), especially for young people. In this seminar Stuart will introduce two new projects and outline plans for a cyclic socio-technical methodology exploring deep learning NLP models (few-shot and graph-based) for behaviour classification, and will also present some of the background research which has brought these projects about.

The meeting is hosted by Dr Helen Yannakoudakis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/566475972/fef140a5e5
 
Description TAS Early Career Researchers (ECR) event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This networking event was aimed at all TAS Hub PDRAs, Node PDRAs and PhD students. This event was also open to other CDTs across the broader networks of the TAS Hub and Nodes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/ecr-networking-event-research-poster-gallery-2/tas-ecr-networking-event-galler...
 
Description TAS Programme: Node Fireside Chat at the TAS AHM Sept 21. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The six Node Principal Investigators discuss the state of play with their TAS research. You'll hear about each Node in turn and how all of their strategies come together under the TAS Programme, hosted by Dr Ali Hossaini, Senior Research Fellow, King's College London. Featuring: Trust Node PI - Helen Hastie, Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University Security Node PI - Neeraj Suri, Professor Verifiability Node PI - Mohammad Mousavi, Professor of Software Engineering, King's College London Functionality Node PI - Shane Winsdor, Professor Dr Radu Calinsecu, Reader in Computer Science Governance and Regulation Node PI - Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Professor and personal chair of robot learning and autonomy, University of Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/616104307
 
Description TAS Pump Priming Briefing Session (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The session was delivered by Associate Professor Joel Fischer, who is also the Research Director for the Hub.
For further information on Pump Priming round 2: visit https://www.tas.ac.uk/research-programmes/pump-priming-programme/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/638610432
 
Description TAS Pump Priming Kickoff event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TAS kick-off presentations on the project "Trustworthy light-based robotic devices for autonomous wound healing".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/current-research-projects/trustworthy-light-based-robotic-devices/
 
Description TAS for Health talk at TAS/RUSI conference "Trusting Machines?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in Day 3 of the conference, TAS Defence and security and healthcare workshops. Presented the TAS for Health project and took part in panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/RUSIreport-final.pdf
 
Description TAS-RUSI presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the TAS-RUSI Trusting Machines Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/eventslist/trusting-machines/trust-machines-conference-programme/
 
Description Talk at "AI Week - Essex Startups" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Seminar titled "AI & Finance: Perspectives from computer science research" on the challenges and some solutions to design trustworthy autonomous systems in finance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk at Dstl AI Fest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Dstl AI fest on the TAS Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/global-ai-experts-to-present-at-dstls-virtual-ai-fest
 
Description Talk for Governance Node 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on RI for TAS Governance Node and BioMedical AI CDT, December 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Thackray Museum of Medicine Interactive Exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I support of the Thackray Museum of Medicine's "Can Robots Care?" Exhibition, the University of Sheffield provided an interactive telepresence activity during the schools have term week (21-23 February 2021). The exhibit allowed visitors to the museum to remotely operate a robot in Sheffield Robotics laboratory via immersive telepresence. Two robot were available, the humanoid Pepper, and animal-like MiRo that could be navigated through a maze. The activity was part of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems "Open Labs" pump-priming project. It was also supported by two companies Cyberselves Ltd, and Consequential Robotics Ltd. The University also provided robots to feature in the main exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://seras.org.uk/open-labs/
 
Description The Conversation article (Professor Steve Benford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the wake of Facebook rebranding as Meta, reflecting its focus on the "metaverse", Microsoft has now announced it, too, will launch into this space.

Meta has proposed that the metaverse will eventually allow us to engage across education, work and social contexts, while Microsoft looks to be focusing specifically on the realm of the virtual office for now.

But what actually is the metaverse and to what extent should we believe that the vision being presented to us is really going to be central to our daily lives?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/metaverse-five-things-to-know-and-what-it-could-mean-for-you-171061
 
Description The Egg/This is not a paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Novel presentation of "This is not a paper" publication using the Gather Town platform - an open discussion about conference formats, publication, and interactive technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://designresearch.works/thisisnotapaper/
 
Description The Internet of Guitars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact For the past eight years, this unique instrument has been telling tales from its life on its personal blog (carolanguitar.com). This is then connected to the instrument through interactive Artcodes that are inlaid into its wooden body as decorative Celtic knotwork.

Scanning these with a digital device conjures up stories of its making and repair, guitarists it has stayed with, and songs it knows, which vary according to the context in which it finds itself. Carolan's life so far has revealed insights into the Internet of Things, including how mappings between physical objects and their digital footprints can be configured, adapted and shared, and has shed light on how digital services can enable such things to acquire distinctive digital identities that enhance their province, utility and personal meaning, ultimately leading us to the notion of socially interconnected brands.


Steve Benford is the Dunford Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham where he co-founded the Mixed Reality Laboratory. He is Director of the EPSRC-funded Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training and the Director of the University's Smart Products beacon of research excellence. He currently leads the Creative Programme for the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub. He was previously an EPSRC Dream Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the BBC.

His collaborations with artists have been recognised by the Award of the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art, multiple BAFTA nominations, four Best Papers at the ACM's Computer-Human Interaction Conference and were documented in his book Performing Mixed Reality (MIT Press). Steve is also a keen guitarist.

This is a PETRAS event, chaired by Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham) & Dave De Roure (University of Oxford), the PI and CO-I of the EXIoT Project (PETRAS). It brings together the PETRAS, TAS Hub and nTAIL (AHRC) communities. The event is promoted as part of N-STAR, Nottingham Science, Technology, Art Research - in the Faculty of Science UoN, directed by Alan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/bigeventscpt/the-internet-of-guitars/
 
Description The Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub. University of Lincoln. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the University of Lincoln on TAS Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Building on the success of the Smart Mobility Congress, Fira Barcelona in partnership with the EIT Urban Mobility - an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union- launch Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, the ultimate worldwide platform to accelerate sustainable and intelligent urban mobility. This project aimed to become a global benchmark in the transport sector combining an ever-growing leading event with an all-year-round digital platform and an innovation hub attracting the industry's key players.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiV9UOFwisAvBpmNdt2HsqQ/featured
 
Description Trust and Autonomous Systems. Trust Node Consortium. Heriot-Watt University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Trust Node seminar at Heriot-Watt University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Trust me? I'm an autonomous machine; Consultative workshop with Trust/Autonomy Professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organising and hosting a consultative workshop for professionals working in and around autonomous systems and issues relating to Trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/asking-the-experts-so-what-is-trust-anyway/
 
Description Trust me? I'm an autonomous machine; Mozfest Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting the 'shape of trust' outcome at the international Mozfest festival event in Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security: Closing remarks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The closing remarks to the three day conference were given by Gopal Ramchurn (Director, UKRI TAS Hub)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/rusiorg/review/580825211/c838515f83
 
Description Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security: Opening Remarks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Three days of debate with academic experts, policy leaders and industry professionals discussing a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors: defence and security, and healthcare.

The opening remarks were give by Emma De Angelis (RUSI) and Gopal Ramchurn (Director, TAS Hub).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/rusiorg/review/580790308/948deaa93f
 
Description Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security: Showcase Day 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynotes: NHS AI Lab, Give me a ping. Trust in non-human intelligence, governance and regulation as well as creative provocations..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/user/85051339/folder/5098529
 
Description UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub LinkedIn Page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub
Enabling the development of socially beneficial autonomous systems that are trustworthy in principle and in practice.
Over 350 followers and broader reach - promoting discussion and interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://www.linkedin.com/company/76105611/admin/
 
Description UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A monthly update on all things TAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://mailchi.mp/tas.ac.uk/newsletter-13558046
 
Description UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub Twitter account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TAS Hub Twitter account - promoting engagement across the TAS Community and with wider audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://twitter.com/home
 
Description UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UKRI TAS Hub assembles a team from the Universities of Southampton, Nottingham and King's College London. The Hub sits at the centre of the £33M Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme, funded by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund and this website provides an overview of the activities, research and governance of the TAS Hub and wider TAS community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.tas.ac.uk/
 
Description Understanding Artificial Intelligence: How to Spot a Mutant Algorithm (ESRC Festival of Social Science) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual, UK-wide, free celebration of the social sciences comprising of over 300 individual events.

This event showcases how Design-led methods can be used to demystify the highly technical world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The event began with the screening of a short film explaining the background to the project and then discusses the unique role of Design in researching the social aspects of AI. The second part of the event was a short interactive workshop where attendees were invited to look at a series of icons and symbols which have been designed to try and explain how AI systems work. The task is to match up the symbols with their meanings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/events/understanding-artificial-intelligence-how-to-spot-a-mutant-algori...
 
Description University of Bristol Alumni Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on Swarms for People at the University of Bristol Alumni Lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alumni/events/2021/swarms-for-people.html
 
Description WER Winners Visit to Sheffield Robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In support of the World Educational Robotics (WER) Competition the University of Sheffield provided a lab tour and interactive telepresence activity for winning teams from the 2021 world robotics competition on 20th December 2021. International teams in Turkey and China were able to remote control a robot at Sheffield Robotics Lab via immersive telepresence. National teams visited the lab and engaged with the telepresence demo in person and well as receiving a tour of the lab facilities. The activity was part of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems "Open Labs" pump-priming project. It was also supported by two companies Cyberselves Ltd, and Consequential Robotics Ltd and by the not-for-profit Discovery Stem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://seras.org.uk/open-labs/
 
Description Web Science Institute / TAS DTN Seminar - Human Centred AI and Autonomous Systems: are they compatible? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Speakers: Professor Steven Meers, Head of AI Lab, Dstl and Professor Dame Wendy Hall, TAS Skills Director
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/560308302/100373a38f
 
Description What we talk about when we talk about Trustworthy Autonomous Systems. Governance Node seminar. University of Edinburgh. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Governance Node Seminar at the University of Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description What we talk about when we talk about Trustworthy Autonomous Systems. Verifyability Node seminar. King's College London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Verifyability Node seminar on TAS Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Working in multidisciplinary teams. Mentor session at the TAS All Hands Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired session at the TAS AHM bringing experts together in mentor session for the TAS community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop on 'Ethical and Social Implications of Using Artificial Intelligence in Smart Information Systems' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Selected participants from a variety of countries, academic disciplines and professional backgrounds were invited to this online workshop, organised by Link Campus University in Rome, on 27 October 2020. The discussion of AI ethics and associated policy ideas was wide-ranging across numerous sectors of social activity, including military affairs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop on 'Imagining 2030', to inform the drafting of the UK International and National Security Strategy, organised by the UK Cabinet Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited participants worked through a series of hypothetical future scenarios relevant to UK national security, including a scenario involving a foreign military system incorporating AI technology. In this exercise, the UK government was seeking external expertise for ideas, evidence and challenge. The Deputy National Security Adviser wrote to thank Co-I Enemark for contributing in this way to the strategy development process for the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. The workshop discussions were described as incredibly helpful to the government as it shaped its planning and thinking for the Integrated Review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop on health scenarios for TAS All Hands workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented an online workshop on creating scenarios to do with Health care technologies in the home ath the TAS All Hands meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021