There are four main groupings within MIDAS:
- Networked dynamical systems
The development of technologies relevant to systems such as coordinated unmanned autonomous vehicles and future infrastructure. This research includes investigation of both fundamental and practical challenges.
- Computational engineering for dynamic systems
The development of computationally efficient methods for designing, operating, and certifying dynamical systems with application areas including aerodynamic, maritime, mechatronic, automotive systems, resource distribution, and environmental management.
- Human-centric autonomous systems
Research into the interaction of robotics and humans in areas spanning biomedical and industrial settings.
- Legal and societal implications of autonomy
Research into the legal ramifications of autonomous defence systems as well as the trust that may be developed by humans working with and within environments containing autonomous systems.