The work being carried out by the TAS Functionality Node at the University of Bristol is part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) programme, funded through the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund and delivered by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The TAS programme brings together research communities and key stakeholders to drive forward cross-disciplinary fundamental research to ensure that autonomous systems are safe, reliable, resilient, ethical and trusted.
This will be achieved through research programmes carried out by six TAS research Nodes. Each Node will explore a different element of trustworthiness in autonomous systems using academic and industry expertise. The key aspects of trustworthiness that the six Nodes will research are:
The work of the TAS research Nodes is overseen by the TAS Hub.