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by Abdollah Homaifar,
Ali Karimoddini,
Berat Alper Erol,
Mubbashar A. Khan,
Edward Tunstel, Russell L. Roberts,
Reed F. Young, Kyle Snyder,
Raymond Scott Swanson,
Mo Jamshidi, Younho Seong,
and Emily A. Doucette
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Operationalizing
Autonomy
A Transition From the Innovation Space
to Real-World Operations

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ndustry and government agencies envision the
deployment of autonomous systems throughout
society, especially autonomous vehicles that operate within civilian and military infrastructures.
As autonomous capability and reliability increase,
the prevalence of autonomous vehicles in our daily
socio-technological lives becomes inevitable. The social
acceptance of autonomous unmanned ground and aerial
vehicles into our daily routine is strongly predicated
on the demonstration of a nd adherence to str ict
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requirements of policy, safety, and availability. However,
many autonomous systems remain at their initial stages
of innovation and development. Legal, ethical, and moral
concerns as well as technological and regulatory barriers exist that hinder their deployment on a large scale.
This article discusses the challenges and outlook for
maturing autonomy technology from the innovation space
in controlled environments to real-world operations. The
research was inspired by discussions held during a technical panel at the Center of Excellence in Autonomy at
North Carolina A&T State University's Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large-Scale Systems
of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) Center.
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