- Dates01 November 2020 to 30 April 2024
- SponsorEPSRC and UKRI
- PartnersLancaster University, Academia Sinica Taiwan, Airbus Group Limited, Arthurs Legal, Austrian Institute of Technology, BAE Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, CODE Research Institute, Manchester Cyber Foundry, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, NATO, Raytheon Systems Ltd, Research Institutes of Sweden, Thales Ltd, TTTech Group
Autonomous Systems (AS) are cyberphysical complex systems that combine artificial intelligence with multi-layer operations. Security for dynamic and networked ASs has to develop new methods to address an uncertain and shifting operational environment and usage space. As such, we have developed an ambitious program to develop fundamental secure AS research covering both the technical and social aspects of security. Our research program is coupled with internationally leading test facilities for AS and security, providing a research platform for not only this TAS node, but the whole TAS ecosystem. To enhance impact, we have built a partnership with leading AS operators in the UK and across the world, ranging from industrial designers to frontline end-users. Our long-term goal is to translate the internationally leading research into real-world AS impact via a number of impact pathways. The research will accelerate UK's position as a leader in secure AS research and promote a safer society.