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CFPMN 2 - Letters of Intent

List of accepted Letters of Intent (LoIs) for the Second Call for Proposals for Autonomous Systems Micro-nets

Lead 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.
In cases where subject areas of LoIs overlap, applicants may wish to consider consolidation of micro-nets to reduce the number of Full Proposals to be submitted. For more information on the consolidation of proposals, please consult the Application Guide: 5.1.1. Consolidation of Proposals.
Research Project Title Key words Principle Investigator(s) University, institution or organization
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
Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi
Mahdi Shaghaghi
University of Toronto
Ryerson University
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. Unmanned 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. Wearable technology
2. Human Behavior Performance
3. Robotics
4. Human-Robot Interfaces
5. Human-Robot Collaboration
6. Swarm Robotics
Giovanni Beltrame
Emily Coffey
Ana-Maria Cretu
Polytechnique Montréal
Concordia University
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
Mae Seto
Memorial University
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
Vivekanandan Kumar
Julita Vassileva
University of Alberta
Athabasca University
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
David Musson
McMaster University
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
Susan Skone
University of Calgary
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
Hausi Müller
University of Victoria
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
Babak Esfandiari
Stephen Marsh
Jason Jaskolka
Carleton University
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Carleton University
Robotic Physical Assistance: Implementation and Acceptance 1. Robotics
2. Computer vision
3. Machine learning
4. Human-robot collaboration
5. Haptics
6. Physical assistance
Clement Gosselin
Denis Laurendeau
Université Laval
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
M Saif
Ouassima Akhrif
Concordia University
University of Windsor
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
Jutta Treviranus
Jonathan Kelly
OCAD University
OCAD University
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
Ehud Sharlin
University of Calgary
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
Michael Benjamin
Dalhousie University
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
Derek Puzzuoli
Michel Barbeau
Dalhousie University
Igloo Innovations
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