Reconfigurable Autonomy for Future space systems

As the problems that computers face gets more complex, shear brute force processing power will no longer be possible, especially in a space environment. Reconfigurable Autonomy aims to deal with the issues that arise from the complexity of the system. The aim is to design and develop more reliable autonomous functions that are modular and can be reused by different spacecraft configurations, and autonomously deal with faults and issues from that come from a modular architecture. Initial research focusses on self-configuration and self-reconfiguration of the modules in the architecture. With the use of the ROS architecture, ontology, FOL and a planner; an initial rational agent can demonstrate the autonomous module configuration and reconfiguration, that is desired of the system.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013 - 12:30 to 14:00
Guy Burroughes
Presenter(s) biography: 

Guy Burroughes received a 1st class hons. for a Masters in Mathematics and Physics, from the University of Warwick. He is studying for a PhD in the Autonomy and AI group at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey.