Research Unit: FOR1800 Controlling Concurrent Change – Towards Self-Aware Automotive And Space Vehicles
Institute of Computer and Network Engineering
Embedded systems for safety critical and high availability applications have moved from isolated components to highly integrated mixed criticality networked systems with numerous shared resources. The resulting function interference challenges the design process, in particular in autonomous systems which shall independently manage software updates and hardware reconfigurations. With support from the German DFG, a group of 8 PIs has investigated automated integration of critical applications using self-adaptation with self-protection based on contracting and self-awareness. Applications are vehicle automation and autonomous platforms for space robotics. The DATE special session 3.8 will include a talk summarizing the Research Unit activities.
During the DATE Conference 2019, posters will highlight the architectures, methods and main achievements. Various demonstrators will illustrate the research approach and results. The demonstrators include an autonomous road vehicle controlled by self-managed software with contract-based integration and monitoring of critical functions, a collaborating mobile robot pair with dynamic hardware self-reconfiguration for operation under varying radiation stress, and a simulated group of vehicles co-operating under limited trust. The robot pair will also give a life demonstration as part of the Friday DATE Workshop on Autonomous Systems Design.