Entries by TAS

Collaborating to build a better domestic and international regulatory environment for innovative autonomous vessels

By Rachel Horne, Assurance of Autonomy Activity Lead, Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) Domestic and international engagement is key for understanding different regulatory, environmental, and operational contexts; providing lessons in how we might approach some of our own challenges; facilitating future collaboration; and accelerating the operationalisation of autonomous vessels nationally and internationally. In June 2022 TAS […]

High altitude technologies taking off in Queensland!

On Friday 22 July in a large exhibition hall in Brisbane, an innovative Queensland company, DanField Stratoship undertook a demonstration inflation of a stratospheric air ship. The demonstration was organised by Trusted Autonomous Systems, a Defence Cooperative Research Centre in conjunction with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Air Warfare Centre (AWC), and as part […]

Who is liable when an autonomous military drone causes unintended harms?

By Dr Brendan Walker-Munro, Law and Future of War Research Group, The University of Queensland Suppose that the ADF procures an autonomous airborne drone (‘drone’) for delivery of goods whilst deployed during humanitarian operations overseas. The drone is unarmed but carries sensors capable of determining if it is under attack and can take evasive action. […]

TAS and Participants looking forward to IndoPac 22

As Indo Pacific 2022 commences next Tuesday, Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) is pleased to announce presentations and two new Centre projects, established in partnership with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Warfare Innovation Navy (WIN) Branch. TAS Presentations at IndoPac TAS CEO Professor Jason Scholz will be presenting ‘Accelerating maritime trusted autonomous systems’, 1600 Tuesday 10 […]

iDrogue – Royal Australian Navy Capability – Autonomous Systems

Through disruptive innovation, Warfare Innovation Navy (WIN) Branch enables the Royal Australian Navy to be at the forefront of asymmetric warfighting for joint integrated effects. The iDrogue project, initiated by Trusted Autonomous Systems, led by Ocius Technology, and funded by WIN Branch, was established to develop and demonstrate a novel Autonomous Underwater Vessel (AUV) launch and recovery […]

Advance Queensland funds new Trusted Autonomous Systems Projects

Queensland’s robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems sector has been boosted thanks to significant funding from the state government. The Advance Queensland – Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) grant has been awarded to three game-changing and researched-backed projects. These industry-led projects will increase the state’s capacity to build robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence hardware and […]

TAS Report: Analysis of available standards and codes for autonomous and remotely operated vessels

Rachel Horne, Assurance of Autonomy Activity Lead, Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) Autonomous systems offer the ability to increase safety and efficiency while lowering environmental and economic costs. In the last five years, there has been a rapid acceleration in the capacity and availability of autonomous and remotely operated vessels. Autonomous systems need to be trusted […]

TAS Hosts Regulator Roundtable and Showcase Event 6-7 October 2021

On 6 and 7 October, Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) will virtually host the Trusted Autonomous Systems Regulator Roundtable and Showcase Event with senior executives from commercial and defence autonomous systems regulatory bodies. Participant include representatives from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA), Department of Infrastructure, […]

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 […]