Designing and implementing transparency for real time inspection of autonomous robots

Published in Connection Science, 2017

Recommended citation: Theodorou, A., Wortham, R. H., & Bryson, J. J. (2017). Designing and implementing transparency for real time inspection of autonomous robots. Connection Science, 29:3, 230-241 DOI: 10.1080/09540091.2017.1310182 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540091.2017.1310182

Abstract:

The EPSRC Principles of Robotics advises the implementation of transparency in robotic systems, however research related to AI transparency is in its infancy. This paper introduces the reader of the importance of having transparent inspection of intelligent agents and provides guidance for good practice when developing such agents. By considering and expanding upon other prominent definitions found in literature, we provide a robust definition of transparency as a mechanism to expose the decision-making of a robot. The paper continues by addressing potential design decisions developers need to consider when designing and developing transparent systems. Finally, we describe our new interactive intelligence editor, designed to visualise, develop and debug real-time intelligence.

Past version:

Theodorou, A., Wortham, R. H., & Bryson, J. J. (2016). Why is my robot behaving like that? Designing transparency for real time inspection of autonomous robots. AISB 2016 Workshop on Principles of Robotics. Sheffield, UK