A Survey on Trust in Autonomous Systems

  • Shervin ShahrdarEmail author
  • Luiza Menezes
  • Mehrdad Nojoumian
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 857)


As a result of the exponential growth in technology and computing in recent years, autonomous systems are becoming more relevant in our daily lives. As these systems evolve and become more complex, the notion of trust in human-autonomy interaction becomes a prominent issue that affects the performance of human-autonomy teaming. Prior studies indicate that humans have low levels of trust in semi and fully autonomous systems. In this survey, we review a wide range of technical papers and articles and go over the related experimental techniques in the literature of trust. We also explain limitations that are present in existing research works, and discuss open problems in this domain. It’s apparent that trust management is critical for the development of future artificial intelligence technologies.


Trust management Autonomous systems Human-robot interaction Self-driving cars Autopilot systems 



We would like to thank FAU for supporting this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shervin Shahrdar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luiza Menezes
    • 1
  • Mehrdad Nojoumian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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