Abstract: Autonomous systems are on the rise. However, the challenge to test autonomous systems to ensure their safe and fault-free behaviour is not solved yet. This is especially critical when we consider the fact that autonomous systems are often safety-critical systems envisaged to interact with humans without explicit human supervision. This presentation points out why testing autonomous systems is such a challenge and provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art and state-of-practice. The gathered information is then condensed into guiding points for the way forward.
Bio: Philipp Helle joined Airbus Group Innovations in 2003 and is currently a member of the team Model-based Systems and Software Engineering. He studied linguistics and computer science and received his MA from the University of Hamburg. Since 2005, he is actively involved in research concerning model-based systems engineering including model-based testing and model-based safety analysis and the deployment of these approaches in the Airbus Group business units. Philipp is a member of GfSE, the German INCOSE chapter, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).