A NEW TRAJECTORY
The Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS) is a NASA-launched university center of excellence at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Combining the talents of faculty and students from 6 CSUN colleges, ARCS’ vision is to be a global leader in education, research and commercialization regarding Increasingly Autonomous (IA) systems.
ARCS targets 3 integrated research thrusts that hold power to launch new trajectories for IA systems —and our lives— in the 21st Century:
Developing Assured and Trusted Autonomy
How do we trust IA reliability and ensure predictable reactions in an unpredictable world?
Human Autonomy Teamwork and Explainable AI
How do we elevate human-machine teams to a true partnership? How do we ensure IA systems are accessible for all?
Social Barriers, Acceptance and Impact
How do we ensure IA become a collaborator for —and not a barrier to— our human values of justice, fairness and compassion?
You are encountering ARCS at our origin.
We welcome you to create this story with us.
ARCS was launched in 2019 by a grant through NASA’s MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) program. MIRO “was established to strengthen and develop the research capacity and infrastructure of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in areas of strategic importance and value to NASA’s mission and national priorities.”
For more on this grant and ARCS’ vision, visit CSUN Today.