Safety and Dependability of Autonomous Systems in Container Terminals: Challenges and Research Directions

Eetu Heikkilä, Timo Malm, Risto Tiusanen, Toni Ahonen

Abstract

Increasing use of autonomous machine systems is a major trend in port logistics, especially in container handling. Over the past decades, large seaports have automated parts of their operations. Currently, also smaller ports are looking to apply automated and autonomous solutions. This is expected to increase efficiency and safety, but also to introduce new mixed-traffic situations between humans, manual machines and machines of different levels of autonomy. This is likely to introduce safety risks and dependability challenges for system development and operation. In this paper, we discuss selected key challenges that need to be solved to ensure that autonomous container handling solutions can be implemented safely and profitably. We also present topical research directions that are planned and ongoing to solve these challenges.

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in Harvard Style

Heikkilä E., Malm T., Tiusanen R. and Ahonen T. (2020). Safety and Dependability of Autonomous Systems in Container Terminals: Challenges and Research Directions.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-419-0, pages 528-534. DOI: 10.5220/0009472505280534


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits20,
author={Eetu Heikkilä and Timo Malm and Risto Tiusanen and Toni Ahonen},
title={Safety and Dependability of Autonomous Systems in Container Terminals: Challenges and Research Directions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2020},
pages={528-534},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009472505280534},
isbn={978-989-758-419-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Safety and Dependability of Autonomous Systems in Container Terminals: Challenges and Research Directions
SN - 978-989-758-419-0
AU - Heikkilä E.
AU - Malm T.
AU - Tiusanen R.
AU - Ahonen T.
PY - 2020
SP - 528
EP - 534
DO - 10.5220/0009472505280534