Industrial Perspectives on the V&V of Autonomous Systems Workshop – 1 July 2016

Overview

This workshop, held on 1st July 2016, was organsied by the EPSRC Network on the “Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems”, www.vavas.org, together with the EPSRC funded project “Towards More Autonomy for Unmanned Vehicles: Situational Awareness and Decision Making under Uncertainty”.

Organisers: Wen-Hua Chen (Loughborough) – Michael Fisher (Liverpool) – Nikos Pronios (Innovate UK)

Venue and registration:

The Workshop was held in Sheffield and associated with the TAROS conference. It was free to attend and participants registered via the TAROS web site.

 TAROS

The aim was to showcase the Verification and Validation (V&V) challenges that industrial colleagues are facing as they look to introduce greater autonomy into their products/sectors/services.

Workshop – slides are available by clicking on the presentation titles below:

TIME

TOPIC SPEAKER

9:00

Introduction and welcome

Wen-Hua Chen, Michael Fisher, Nikos Pronios

9:10

Innovate UK initiatives

Nikos Pronios

9:30

Bringing automation to a high risk industry: how can we trust the machines?

Richard Dearden (Schlumberger)
9:55
Future Scenarios for Robotics in the Nuclear Sector

Paul Mort (Sellafield)

10:20 EPSRC (AIS) project “Reconfigurable Autonomy”

Jonathan Aitken (Sheffield)

10:45
BREAK


11:10

The Cost of Autonomy Colin O’Halloran (D-RisQ Ltd)

11:35

How will V&V of the CAV differ from ADAS? Mark Cund (Jaguar Land Rover)  

12:00

Autolanding for Unmanned Aircraft System
Matthew Coombes (Loughborough University)
12:40

LUNCH

including demonstrations of “Towards More Autonomy for Unmanned Vehicles” work 
13:20

Software Verification for Autonomy: A Tour of Projects and Experiences

Roderick Chapman, Principal Engineer, (Altran UK)
13:45

Validation of Autonomous Mars Rovers 

Roger Ward (SciSys)
14:10 EPSRC (AIS) project “Distributed Sensing, Control and Decision-Making in Multiagent Autonomous Systems”

Hongyang Qu Sheffield

14:35

PANEL (involving all industrial speakers)

Question 1: Is there a common V&V issue across industrial sectors?

Question 2: What is this best route to progress the V&V work?

Chaired by Nikos Pronios (Innovate UK)

16:00

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