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Centre for Assuring Autonomy

Advancing safety assurance of autonomous systems, AI, and robotics across the globe.
A partnership between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York.

Guidance Impact

The Centre for Assuring Autonomy is a £10m partnership between Lloyd's Register Foundation and the University of York dedicated to pioneering research and innovation at the intersection of AI and safety.

Our multidisciplinary team is at the forefront of safety assurance in AI, robotics and autonomy, and through partnerships with industry leaders, academia, and policymakers, we are driving forward the responsible and ethical deployment of AI and autonomous systems.

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Centre for Assuring Autonomy
+44 (0)1904 325345
Institute for Safe Autonomy, University of York, Deramore Lane, York YO10 5GH

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Sound research

Peer-reviewed and published in leading academic journals

Empirical evaluation

Evaluated in credible and real-world contexts

Practical and accessible

Available online and through CPD

Research and innovation focus by domain

The AAIP works across multiple domains, connecting researchers and industry to move forward the state-of-the-art in safety assurance of autonomous systems. 

These sections present all of the research taking place in specific areas, they also highlight cross-domain work. Where possible, the guidance we publish is intentionally developed to be suitable for use in any domain, and so our research examples can often be applied in any sector.


Our research, case studies and international engagement all lead to the development of state-of-the-art practical guidance available to anyone developing, regulating or researching the safety of RAS.

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We support collaborations across the globe to advance the development of safe autonomous systems. We have a Fellowship scheme, fund new research and welcome exciting new opportunities.

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