Principles of Autonomy

Posted 6 months ago | Originally written on 13 Dec 2023

In order to realise true autonomy, a system will require to abide by the following principles:

  1. Existence of state - the system must exist in distinct states with clear state transitions
  2. Awareness of state - the system should know the current state; a system should be capable of self-observation
  3. Decoupling between state awareness and state events - state awareness is independent of events that occur within the state
  4. State control - autonomy is the result of the state awareness to be automatically guided by the system based on state events