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Towards Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

Cover page of the special issue of the Philosophical Transactions on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems. Image credit: Royal Society

I am pleased to announce that the special issue of the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems, edited by Okyay Kaynak and Francesco Flammini has been published.

It makes for an interesting reading if you are working in the area of autonomous systems, as well as if you are simply curious about what they are and what their applications might be.

This is a topic that we have spearheaded at the IEEE-FDC Initiative on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems that has led to the current Digital Reality Initiative. One of the article, The winding path towards symbiotic autonomous system that I co-authored with Kathy Grise and Terence Martinez (respectively the project manager for DRI and for SAS) is recapping the motivations and the results of the FDC initiative.

You’ll find these other articles in the issue:

On the philosophical, cognitive and mathematical foundations of symbiotic autonomous systems
A model of symbiomemesis: machine education and communication as pillars for human-autonomy symbiosis
Artificial intelligence explainability: the technical and ethical dimension
Towards the realization of dynamically adaptable manufacturing automation systems
Potential for combining semantics and data analysis in the context of digital twins
Industrial applications of digital twins
The personal digital twin, ethical considerations
Legal aspects related to digital twin
Digital twins as run-time predictive models for the resilience of cyber-physical systems: a conceptual framework
Engineering human-focused Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems in Industry 4.0 context
Co-carrying an object by robot in cooperation with humans using visual and force sensing
Stochastic model predictive control framework for resilient cyber-physical systems: review and perspectives
Adaptive neural network control for nonlinear cyber-physical systems subject to false data injection attacks with prescribed performance
Development of an industrial cyber-physical platform for small series production using digital twins

As you can see there is plenty of stuff to fill your vacation time. Enjoy!

About Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the New Initiative Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. He is a member of the IEEE in 2050 Ad Hoc Committee. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books.