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Safer Autonomous Systems

Objective

Autonomous systems offer humankind tremendous opportunities, like freeing us from mundane tasks, carrying out risky procedures and generally giving us more time to enjoy the things we like doing. However, we lack trust in many forms of autonomous systems: partly this is human nature, but primarily because these systems, such as self-driving cars, have not demonstrated their safety credentials. Only by making these systems safer can we expect their widespread acceptance. The Safer Autonomous Systems (SAS) ETN is about getting people to trust these systems by making the systems safer. In order to achieve this objective and to train a group of highly skilled, responsible, future innovators, we will bring together 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) to investigate new forms of system-safety engineering, dependability engineering, fault-tolerant and failsafe hardware/software design, model-based safety analysis, safety-assurance case development, cyber-security, as well as legal and ethical aspects. SAS will actively research the development of safer autonomous systems at multi-nationals like Bosch, but it also wants to stimulate the development of new safety designs, modelling and assurance techniques by involving the ESRs in SMEs and, potentially, their own start-ups. To help the ESRs put what they have learned during their research and S/T training into practise in their future careers, they will also receive soft-skills training to help them communicate effectively at all levels and become sought-after recruits. SAS is closely aligned with the high-priority areas of the EU, addressing many Horizon 2020 thematics, e.g., Industrial Leadership (Advanced manufacturing and processing), Societal Challenges (Smart, green and integrated transport; Secure, clean and efficient energy) and Excellent Science. But the most important output of SAS will be 15 well qualified people who have been trained to tackle many of the problems now being faced by European industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 025 280

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 212 690,24
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORIBA MIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RH MARINE NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Jan Evertsenweg 2
3115 JA Schiedam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (10)

PORTABLE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Ireland
Address
66 Pairc Chuiminn Kilcumin
V93V6K4 Killarney Kerry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EQUINOR ASA
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Naïo Technologies SAS
France
Address
12 Avenue De L’europe
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Abbey Road Whitley
CV3 4LF Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SICK AG
Germany
Address
Erwin Sick Strasse 1
79183 Waldkirch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM
Belgium
Address
Leon Claeysstraat 3 A
8210 Zedelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments