Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems

TVS is working with the UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Software Engineering Working Group to bring together a community of interested parties to address the challenges faced in the Verification and Validation (V&V) of Autonomous Systems Software.

The initiative kicked-off with a series of free Webinars that discussed the various facets of trustworthiness for Autonomous Systems Software such as:

  • Safety, Reliability, Availability, Resilience and Security

Autonomous systems represent a huge global market opportunity and recent Government initiatives make the UK an attractive centre for developing products. For example, the British government recently announced new laws to allow autonomous cars on UK roads by January 2015. However, to make such products a reality requires a full understanding of the validation and verification mandated by the governing safety standards (such as ISO26262 for automotive).

Archived Recording

The following recordings are from the first three meetings and include the slides sets, the accompanying audio plus the audio capture of the discussions.

DateSession Title & Video
3rd September, 2014

Introduction to V&V of Autonomous Systems

ICT Autumn Webinar Series 2014: Introduction and Verification and Validation Overview from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo.

17th September, 2014

Safety Aspects in V&V of Autonomous Systems

ICT Autumn Webinar Series 2014: Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems Software Safety from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo.

1st October, 2014

Security Aspects in V&V of Autonomous Systems

ICT Autumn Webinar Series: Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems Software Security from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo.

Additional Information

For additional information on the agenda topic the following article by Dr Mike Bartley is now available: “Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems Software”.

To discuss getting involved in the group and to participate in the discussions please Contact Us.

Future Events

TypeDate & Time  
Face-to-FaceTBD

About Autonomous Systems

A free copy of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) UK Strategy report is available for download from the KTN Robotics & Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group website.
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Images courtesy of KTN

About The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

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