The project is funded by the European Commission and UKRI as the successor of the recently completed ACTION project. ACTION supported 16 citizen science pilots investigating pollution in different spaces in Europe, who collectively engaged over 1200 participants. ACTION supported all projects through trainings, webinars, workshops, and advice.
In July the IMPETUS project was launched. With KCL as scientific and technical lead, it will fund and support citizen science initiatives across Europe, building on the success of the ACTION project.
Autonomous systems are technologies, ranging from software algorithms to robots, which can make independent decisions with varying levels of human control and learn and change their behaviour. These systems have the potential to immensely transform both society and industry (e.g., health, transport, communications and manufacturing).