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Foundations of Trusted Autonomy

  • Presents the foundations upon which trusted autonomy might be built

  • Offers the first comprehensive treatment of trusted autonomy, covering the scientific foundations for engineering and evolving trusted autonomous systems

  • Serves as a reference resource for researchers, educators, and practitioners on trusted autonomy, as well as a foundational text for advanced students

Part of the book series: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control (SSDC, volume 117)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Foundations of Trusted Autonomy: An Introduction

    • Hussein A. Abbass, Jason Scholz, Darryn J. Reid
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. Autonomy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Universal Artificial Intelligence

      • Tom Everitt, Marcus Hutter
      Pages 15-46Open Access
    3. Goal Reasoning and Trusted Autonomy

      • Benjamin Johnson, Michael W. Floyd, Alexandra Coman, Mark A. Wilson, David W. Aha
      Pages 47-66Open Access
    4. Social Planning for Trusted Autonomy

      • Tim Miller, Adrian R. Pearce, Liz Sonenberg
      Pages 67-86Open Access
    5. A Neuroevolutionary Approach to Adaptive Multi-agent Teams

      • Bobby D. Bryant, Risto Miikkulainen
      Pages 87-115Open Access
    6. Trusted Autonomous Game Play

      • Michael Barlow
      Pages 125-132Open Access
  4. Trust

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
    2. The Role of Trust in Human-Robot Interaction

      • Michael Lewis, Katia Sycara, Phillip Walker
      Pages 135-159Open Access
    3. Trustworthiness of Autonomous Systems

      • S. Kate Devitt
      Pages 161-184Open Access
    4. Trusted Autonomy Under Uncertainty

      • Michael Smithson
      Pages 185-201Open Access
    5. The Need for Trusted Autonomy in Military Cyber Security

      • Andrew Dowse
      Pages 203-213Open Access
    6. Reinforcing Trust in Autonomous Systems: A Quantum Cognitive Approach

      • Peter D. Bruza, Eduard C. Hoenkamp
      Pages 215-224Open Access
    7. Learning to Shape Errors with a Confusion Objective

      • Jason Scholz
      Pages 225-245Open Access
    8. Developing Robot Assistants with Communicative Cues for Safe, Fluent HRI

      • Justin W. Hart, Sara Sheikholeslami, Brian Gleeson, Elizabeth Croft, Karon MacLean, Frank P. Ferrie et al.
      Pages 247-270Open Access
  5. Trusted Autonomy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271
    2. Intrinsic Motivation for Truly Autonomous Agents

      • Ron Sun
      Pages 273-292Open Access
    3. Computational Motivation, Autonomy and Trustworthiness: Can We Have It All?

      • Kathryn Merrick, Adam Klyne, Medria Hardhienata
      Pages 293-316Open Access

About this book

This book establishes the foundations needed to realize the ultimate goals for artificial intelligence, such as autonomy and trustworthiness.
Aimed at scientists, researchers, technologists, practitioners, and students, it brings together contributions offering the basics, the challenges and the state-of-the-art on trusted autonomous systems in a single volume.
The book is structured in three parts, with chapters written by eminent researchers and outstanding practitioners and users in the field. The first part covers foundational artificial intelligence technologies, while the second part covers philosophical, practical and technological perspectives on trust. Lastly, the third part presents advanced topics necessary to create future trusted autonomous systems.
The book augments theory with real-world applications including cyber
security, defence and space.


  • Trusted Autonomy
  • Automation Technology
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Self-Governance
  • Trusted Autonomous Systems
  • Design of Algorithms and Methodologies
  • Open Access
  • algorithm analysis and problem complexity

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Engineering and IT, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

    Hussein A. Abbass

  • Defence Science and Technology Group, Joint and Operations Analysis Division, Edinburgh, Australia

    Jason Scholz, Darryn J. Reid

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)