NASA has announced a workshop dedicated to “Assurance of Autonomous Systems for Aviation“. The workshop will be held on the 27-28 of May at NASA Ames Conference Center.
In the near future, autonomy will play an important role in civil aviation, and its applications will range from vehicles and platforms to airspace operations.
Autonomous systems are characterized by their ability to make and execute decisions without human intervention and by attributes such as self-configuration, self-optimization, self-protection and self-healing. These systems however present new assurance challenges, including questions regarding the safety of autonomous systems and the human interaction with them.
The purpose of this workshop is to identify where we are about increasingly autonomous system assurance, where the research gaps are, and how NASA can work with all stakeholders to provide assurance techniques that preserve the performance benefits of autonomy.
For more information, please visit the workshop page.
In case you couldn’t attend the event, we inform you that OPTICS workshop “From Hazard Management to Operational Resilience“ (to be held on April 28-29, 2015 in Toulouse, France) will host a key-note by NASA’s speaker Guillaume Brat, on the same topic.