Research project

TEACHING - A computing toolkit for building efficient autonomous applications leveraging humanistic intelligence (DIT.AD001.122)

Thematic area

Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

Project area

Dispositivi e Sistemi ICT (DIT.AD001)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

Project manager

Phone number: +39 050 6212992


Industry and society are experiencing the transformational impact of the autonomous systems revolution, empowered by automation capabilities offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cyber-physical Systems of Systems (CPSoS) define a multi-faceted and dynamic environment where autonomy is fundamental to govern the complexity of interactions between the virtual and physical worlds with minimal human intervention. However, even when the most advanced degree of autonomy is exercised, the human is a variable which cannot be left out of the CPSoS equation, particularly in safety critical scenarios like autonomous transportation. TEACHING puts forward a vision of humans at the centre of autonomous CPSoS, by embracing the concept of Humanistic Intelligence, where the cybernetic and biological entities cooperate in a mutual empowerment towards a shared goal and where human feedback becomes a crucial driver for CPSoS adaptivity. TEACHING addresses the challenge by integrating AI with fundamental concepts of security and dependability stemming from the AI-human-CPSoS interactions, and by considering their impact on the underlying computing system.

Start date of activity



Artificial Intelligence, Human-centric systems, Edge computing, Monitoring and control systems, Embedded systems, System of systems, Automation and control systems

Last update: 03/03/2024