Dr. Chris Harper

Research Student (PT): Behaviour Based Safety Systems

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of the West of England, Bristol
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
Phone: +44 117 3283391
Fax: +44 117 3283960

Email: CJHarper@Avian-Technologies.co.uk



PhD Research Project:
    Space-Time Distance Design: A New Methodology for the Design of Behaviour Based Systems.

 The aim of this project is to develop a methodology for the design of behaviour based systems, which is suitable for application to industrial applications that are safety critical in nature. Safety Critical Systems will require the use of deductive design methodologies, in which systems are developed by applying general principles for building behaviour based system architectures rather than relying purely on methods based on machine learning or evolutionary computing, which predominate in current research.



 Technical Reports, Papers and Publications:

As I generate reports and papers on this subject, I will add them in this section. NOTE: Reports provided on this web page are in PDF format only. You will need Acrobat Reader version 4 or better to read the files. If you do not have the right version, visit www.adobe.com/products to obtain the latest version of the program.

Challenges for Designing Intelligent Systems for Safety Critical Applications

This is currently a position paper that was written in response to an online discussion on Intelligent Systems in the Safety Critical Systems Mailing List. The paper examines some of the ideas of that discussion, and is intended to promote further debate:  Challenges. PDF

Coming soon (hopefully): Designing Behaviour Based Systems Using the Space-time Distance Principle

A paper to be presented (if it gets accepted) at the Towards Intelligent Mobile Robots (TIMR) 2001 conference, Manchester, in April 2001.