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The Institute for Assured Autonomy is a national center of excellence working to ensure the safe, secure, reliable, and predictable integration of autonomous systems into society by covering the full spectrum of research across the three pillars: foundational AI, applications, and ethics and governance.

Our goal is to ensure that autonomous systems will be trusted to operate as expected, respond safely to unexpected inputs, withstand corruption by adversaries, and integrate seamlessly into society.

IAA leverages the deep expertise in autonomous systems at Johns Hopkins and facilitates strategic collaborations with external partners to accomplish the vision of a trusted autonomous future. Autonomous systems are the focal point of innovation in academia, industry, and government.

Autonomous systems often work in teams that include humans and other machines. The trustworthiness of future autonomous systems will depend on reliable technology, rigorous systems and human engineering, and principled public policy. IAA is working to make meaningful contributions to the field of assurance and autonomy through a range of opportunities related to research, engagement, and collaboration.