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A responsibility-centered approach to defining levels of automation

Abstract

Several authors and organisations have over the last 40 years suggested various ways to describe different levels of automation. In this paper we give an introduction to some of the most relevant models and present some of the challenges faced when using them. Furthermore, we suggest a new definition for autonomy, based on responsibility instead of functionality. The paper analyses some relevant cases based on the suggested definition of autonomy, and points towards some issues that should be investigated in the maritime domain related to current definitions for autonomous ships.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 269510
  • EC/H2020 / 692529-2
  • EC/H2020 / 775998

Language

English

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Connectivity Technologies and Platforms

Year

2019

Published in

Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS)

ISSN

1742-6588

Publisher

IOP Publishing

Volume

1357

Issue

1

Page(s)

1 - 9

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