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Autonomous Systems


Increasingly autonomous (IA) systems include a wide range of features and capabilities, from unmanned robots to devices that have the ability to adapt to different environments. The use of IA systems can have a lasting impact on individuals and the development of technology, making it essential to analyze and tackle issues IA seeks to solve.


Autonomous system - A network that is administered by a single set of management rules that are controlled by one person, group or organization. Autonomous systems often use only one routing protocol, although multiple protocols can be used. The core of the Internet is made up of many autonomous systems. (

Autonomy - Autonomy refers to a system’s ability to accomplish goals independently, or with minimal supervision from human operators in environments that are complex and unpredictable. (

Self-driving car - A computer-controlled car that drives itself. Also called an "autonomous vehicle" and "driverless car." (

Subject Headings/Keywords

  • Adjustable autonomy
  • Advanced driver assist systems (ADAS)
  • Aerial robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automated driving
  • Automated vehicles
  • Automatic control
  • Automobiles - automatic control
  • Autonomous ground vehicles
  • Autonomous missions
  • Autonomous operation
  • Autonomous robots
  • Autonomous systems
  • Autonomous technology
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Autonomy assessment
  • Civil drones
  • Computer-controlled car
  • Driverless cars
  • Drone aircraft
  • Explainable AI
  • Flexible autonomy
  • Highly automated vehicle (HAV)
  • Human-autonomy teaming
  • Human-systems integration
  • Intelligent control systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile robots
  • Motion control devices
  • Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)
  • Remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS)
  • Remotely piloted aircraft
  • Robotic drones
  • Robotics
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Robots
  • Robots, Industrial
  • Self-driving car
  • Technology acceptance
  • Trusted autonomous systems
  • Trusted autonomy
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
  • Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs)
  • Vehicles, Remotely piloted

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