We are developing a Body of Knowledge (BoK) intended, in time, to become the definitive reference source on assurance and regulation of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS).

We have spoken to a range of stakeholders: industry, regulators, researchers and others. They have helped us to outline the specification and scope for the BoK and to create the structure. In order to make the BoK a successful and useful resource it will be constantly developing as the state-of-the-art matures and technologies evolve.

Provide your feedback

As we start to curate and populate the BoK now is the time for you to give us feedback on its structure – will it help you to do your job, how will you use it, is there anything missing, or something that’s not needed?

Please read the document on the right which gives an outline of each area of assurance consideration. Then email us at assuring-autonomy@york.ac.uk and give us your feedback. 

Critical Barriers to Assurance and Regulation (C-BARs)

As part of our development of the Body of Knowledge we identified Critical Barriers to Assurance and Regulation (C-BARs)  - a problem that must be solved for a particular system or domain, in order to avoid one or more of the following risks:

  • a safe system cannot be deployed (losing the benefit of the technology)
  • an unsafe system is deployed (lack of clear evidence to assure operation)
  • the adoption of safe technology is slow
  • there is a lack of progress in adoption in a particular domain
  • the level of accidents and incidents leads to a backlash

You can read more about C-BARs here.

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Please email assuring-autonomy@york.ac.uk to give us your feedback on this scope and structure for the Body of Knowledge

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Please email assuring-autonomy@york.ac.uk to give us your feedback on this scope and structure for the Body of Knowledge