IDEaS Innovation Networks: List of accepted Letters of Intent for the Second Call for Proposals for Autonomous Systems Micro-nets

Applicants listed below have been invited to submit a Full Proposal via the IDEaS Application Portal no later than November 30, 2018, 12:00 pm (noon) EST.
Submission titles appear in the language in which they were originally published

Research Project Title Keywords Principal Investigator(s)
ASTaR: Autonomous Sensing for Tracking And Reconnaissance 
  1. Autonomous sensing
  2. Reconnaissance
  3. Autonomous formations
  4. Risk, human factors, trust
  5. Reliability
  6. Decision making

Raviraj Adve, University of Toronto

Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi, Ryerson University

Mahdi Shaghaghi, Complementary AI Systems Corp

Hierarchical Robust Autonomy of Cooperative Reconfigurable Multi-agent Robotic Systems

  1. Autonomous systems
  2. Cooperative and reconfigurable robots
  3. Robust and reliable control
  4. Degraded and constrained environments
  5. Intelligent multi-agent planning
  6. Threat assessment
Mojtaba Ahmadi, Carleton University
Robustness, reliability and safety of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) in complex and degraded environments
  1. 1Unmanned Autonomous Systems
  2. Computer vision
  3. Machine learning
  4. Deep learning
  5. GPS denied
  6. Intelligent systems
Moulay Akhloufi, Moncton University
Cybersecure Wearables for Human-Robot Collaboration
  1. Wearable
  2. Edge Cybersecurity
  3. Biometrics
  4. Auditable Machine-Learning
  5. Responsible Enhancement
  6. Cyber-Physical Systems
Hans Breede, Royal Military College
Enhanced Human-Robot Collaboration with Wearable Technology
  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. High Performance Armour
  3. Material Characterization
  4. Modeling, Testing and Optimization
  5. Novel Materials
  6. Platform and Personnel Protection

Giovanni Beltrame, Polytechnique Montréal

Emily Coffey, Concordia University

Ana-Maria Cretu, Carleton University

Deliberative Fault Tolerance On-Board Autonomous Underwater Vehicles towards Trustable Autonomy
  1. Fault tolerance
  2. Autonomy
  3. Autonomous underwater vehicles
  4. Trust
  5. Reliability
  6. Risk management

Neil Bose, Memorial University

Mae Seto, Dalhousie University

Assured and weakly-supervised autonomy in open environments
  1. Safety assurance
  2. Autonomous systems
  3. Machine learning
  4. Remote operation
  5. Explainable AI
  6. Human-machine interface
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo
Factors influencing people’s trust and adoption of autonomous systems in learning and behavior change contexts
  1. User trust
  2. User & cognitive modelling
  3. Decision-making support
  4. HCI: human-in-the-loop approaches
  5. Intelligent tutoring systems
  6. Analytics dashboards & scrutable models

Carrie Demmans Epp, University of Alberta

Vivekanandan Kumar, Athabasca University

Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan

Quantifying Trust in Autonomous Medical Advisory Systems
  1. Autonomous medical advisory systems
  2. Artificial intelligence
  3. Machine learning
  4. Reliable autonomy
  5. Cognitive burden reduction
  6. Joint cognitive systems

Thomas Doyle, McMaster University

David Musson, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

PLAN Everywhere For Autonomous Vehicles Systems (AVS)
  1. Positioning, Location & Navigation- PLAN
  2. Inertial Navigation Systems
  3. Global Navigation Satellite Systems-GNSS
  4. Remote Sensing Sensors
  5. Sensor Fusion
  6. Reliable Filtering for Navigation 

Naser El-Sheimy, University of Calgary

Susan Skone, University of Calgary

Addressing Software Challenges in Adoption of Autonomous Systems
  1. Requirements
  2. Autonomy
  3. software
  4. Machine learning
  5. Architecture
  6. Design

Neil Ernst, University of Victoria

Hausi Müller, University of Victoria

Toward Trustworthy and Dependable Autonomous Systems
  1. Explainable artificial intelligence
  2. Agent-based systems
  3. Trust
  4. Human-machine interfaces
  5. Verification and validation
  6. Machine learning

JBabak Esfandiari, Carleton University

Stephen Marsh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Jason Jaskolka, Carleton University

TRobotic Physical Assistance: Implementation and Acceptance
  1. Robotics
  2. Computer vision
  3. Machine learning
  4. Human-robot collaboration
  5. Haptics
  6. Physical assistance

Clement Gosselin, Université Laval

Denis Laurendeau, Université Laval

SENTRYNET: Developing trust between soldiers, civilians, and robots
  1. Autonomous robots
  2. Trust
  3. Threat de-escalation
  4. Robot sensing
  5. Robot planning
  6. Human-robot interaction
Michael Jenkin, York University
Cooperative Network of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles Protection, Trustworthiness, and Resilient Recovery Subject to Faults and Cyber Attacks
  1. Autonomous Network of Unmanned Vehicles
  2. Cyber Attack Protection/Trustworthiness
  3. Diagnosis and Condition Monitoring
  4. Cooperative Control and Consensus
  5. Machine Learning/Computat. Intelligence
  6. Predictability/Reliability/Auditability

Khashayar Khorasani, Concordia University

M Saif, University of Windsor

Ouassima Akhrif, École de technologie supérieure

Adaptive interaction and behavior for human-automation teaming
  1. Human-automation interaction
  2. Adaptive interfaces
  3. Modeling human operators
  4. Adaptive autonomy
  5. Communication through behavior
  6. Testing and validation
Aditya Mahajan, McGill University
User-centric Evaluation of Trust Models for Autonomous Systems
  1. Trust
  2. Cyber-Physical Systems
  3. Usable Security
  4. Human Computer Interaction
  5. Virtual reality
  6. User studies 
Ashraf Matrawy, Carleton University
Toward a Trust-by-Design Framework for Autonomous Vehicles: Trust Dynamics in Techno-Socio Systems
  1. Autonomous vehicles
  2. Self-driving cars
  3. Human factors
  4. Trust-by-design
  5. Trust dynamics
  6. Socio-technical systems

Alexis Morris, OCAD University

Jutta Treviranus, OCAD University

Jonathan Kelly, University of Toronto

Co-worker 5.0: Enhancing Social Autonomy of Autonomous Mobile Robots for Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration in Shared Workspaces 
  1. Social autonomy
  2. Human-robot collaboration
  3. Trust in autonomous robots
  4. Human-robot shared workspaces
  5. Social perception
  6. Socially-aware navigation
Trung Dung Ngo, University of Prince Edward Island
Trust in AI Technology - TRAIT
  1. Explainable AI
  2. User Refinement
  3. Ethical AI
  4. Retroactive Analytics
  5. Adoption Strategies
  6. Joint Cognitive Understanding
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa
Resilient compliant autonomous humanoids for security, trustworthy human-robot interaction, and defense operations in hazardous confined urban environments.
  1. Advanced human-robot interaction
  2. Full autonomy
  3. Systems for urban confined spaces
  4. Intent based control
  5. Resilient and adaptable robots
  6. Adaptable motion control

Alex Ramirez-Serrano, University of Calgary

Ehud Sharlin, University of Calgary

Verification of Autonomous Vehicles Towards Trustable Complex Marine Autonomy Missions
  1. Verification
  2. Trust
  3. Autonomous systems
  4. Formal methods
  5. Multi-vehicle operations
  6. Autonomy frameworks

Mae Seto, Dalhousie University

Michael Benjamin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Effective Human-Machine Cooperation with Intelligent Adaptive Autonomous Systems
  1. Autonomous unmanned vehicles systems
  2. Intelligent adaptive systems
  3. Human-machine interaction
  4. Navigation and control
  5. Trust measurement
  6. Multi-agent systems
Jinjun Shan, York University
RelateNet
  1. Artificial intelligence
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Robotics
  4. Autonomous vehicles
  5. multidisciplinary research
  6. Underwater communication

Thomas Trappenberg, Dalhousie University

Derek Puzzuoli, Igloo Innovations

Michel Barbeau, Carleton University

AutoDefence: Towards Trustworthy Technologies for Autonomous Human-Machine Systems
  1. Defence automation
  2. Autonomous systems
  3. Trustworthy robots
  4. Dependable decision-making support
  5. Human-robot task-forces
  6. Deep machine learning
Svetlana Yanushkevich, University of Calgary
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