Entries by TASDCRC

Thinking Swarms: Artificial Agency, Teaming, Emergence & Governance – Call for Abstracts

Description  The synthesis of swarms has evolved over 30 years from simple rule-based ‘artificial life’ simulations to reports of increasingly complex, cognitive, and numerous small autonomous platforms. Despite this progress, technical challenges and fundamental questions remain. We propose to take stock of progress, and seek answers to questions such as: How is agency and risk […]

Enabling COLREGs Compliance for Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels

By Robert Dickie1and Rachel Horne2 1Group Leader, Systems Safety & Assurance, Frazer Nash Consultancy Ltd  2Assurance of Autonomy Activity Lead, Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) Autonomous vessels of various sizes, forms and speeds are already at sea, on the surface and beneath it. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), published by the International […]

TAS researchers contribute to new publication – Autonomous Cyber Capabilities under International Law

Trusted Autonomous Systems are proud to promote the work of our Ethics and Law of Autonomous Systems researchers in the publication of ‘Autonomous Cyber Capabilities under International Law’. The Activities Legal lead, Professor Rain Liivoja (University of Queensland – Law and the Future of War) is a co-editor, and it features contributions from Activity researchers […]

Outcomes of successful webinar on TAS’s project to develop an Australian Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Survey and Operation of Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vessels in 2021

By Maaike Vanderkooi and Rachel Horne The Webinar As part of Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) project to develop an Australian Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Survey and Operation of Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vessels, TAS held a Webinar on the project on Monday 5 July 2021. 50 stakeholders attended the Webinar, including a […]

New TAS project to develop a Detect and Avoid (DAA) Design, Test and Evaluation (DT&E) standard for low-risk, uncontrolled airspace outside the airport environment

By Tom Putland – Director of Autonomy Accreditation – Air The development of best practice policy, appropriate standards, and a strong assurance and accreditation culture has the potential to enhance innovation and support market growth for drones with autonomous abilities in the maritime, air and land domains. The Trusted Autonomous Systems  (TAS) National Accreditation Support […]

TAS Article and Video Presentation – Second Line of Defence article, The Eco-System for Next Generation Autonomous Systems and Shaping a Way Ahead for the ADF

TAS the main focus of Second Line of Defence article, ‘The Eco-System for Next Generation Autonomous Systems and Shaping a Way Ahead for the ADF‘, based on CEO Prof. Jason Scholz presentation at the Williams Foundation earlier this year (Robbin Laird, 3 June 21).   The video of Prof.Scholz presentation is available on the Sir […]

Video series – Introduction to ethical robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (RAS-AI) in Defence and pragmatic tools to manage these risks.

by Dr Kate Devitt, Chief Scientist, Trusted Autonomous Systems   “Military ethics should be considered as a core competency that needs to be updated and refreshed if it is to be maintained” Inspector General ADF, 2020, p.508 The Centre for Defence Leadership & Ethics Australian Defence College has commissioned Trusted Autonomous Systems to produce videos […]

International Weapons Review delivering Law for AI Basics workshops, part of the TAS Ethics Uplift Program

Article 36 of Additional Protocol 1 (1977) of the Geneva Convention (1949) requires: “In the study, development, acquisition or adoption of a new weapon, means or method of warfare, a High Contracting Party is under an obligation to determine whether its employment would, in some or all circumstances, be prohibited by this Protocol or by […]