11th September 2018 – Manchester
This first workshop introduced the current certification processes, highlighting some of the issues as we move towards more sophisticated Robotics and AI solutions, and discussed the way forward, with talks by representatives from the Universities of Liverpool and York, and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
The workshop was attended by people from industry, academia, or government, with an interest in robotics, autonomy, AI, safety, assurance, and certification, and those involved in EPSRC/ISCF activities such as the RAIN Hub, the NCNR Hub, or the Robotics for Nuclear Environments and Assuring Autonomy programmes.
presentation slides are available by clicking the presentation title links below:
|09:20||Welcome and introduction||Michael Fisher|
|09:30||Brief Introductions to the RAIN Hub, NCNR Hub, and RNE programme.||Barry Lennox – Manchester RAIN Hub|
|10:00||Introduction to Nuclear Safety and Regulation||Steve Frost and Daniel Finnigan – ONR|
|11:00||Claims, Arguments, Evidence (inc case study)||Tim Parkes – ONR|
|12:00||Future Issues: Autonomy, Uncertainty, Security||Michael Fisher – Liverpool, V&V of RAS Network, RAIN Hub|
|14:00||Assuring Autonomy International Programme||Tim Kelly – York|
|14:30||Please bring your questions/queries/concerns. ONR Inspectors available for Q&A. We can discuss
– (semi) autonomous robotic systems
– safety of such systems on a licenced nuclear site
– what are the next steps for this group (and subsequent events/activities)