WASP Project Course, Fall 2019, 6hp

Course goals

The goals of the project course are for the students to

  • develop a working prototype solving a relevant problem in the area of autonomous systems and software,
  • experience working in a project related to autonomous systems and software which requires several different competences,
  • start learning the possibilities available in the WASP research arenas, or as an exception, similar industrial demonstration setting,
  • learn about issues related to autonomous systems and software that are important to Swedish industry.get the opportunity to develop contacts with Swedish industry in the area of autonomous systems and software.


The course is organized around independent projects with 3-6 students under the supervision of an academic and an industrial supervisor. The projects should preferably be connected to the research arenas and combine research with industrial relevance. The project supervisors are responsible for driving the project, including planning and setting the scope. The academic supervisor is responsible for the academic and scientific quality of the project and for monitoring that each student contributes enough to the goals to pass the course. The industrial supervisor is responsible for the industrial quality and relevance of the project. The detailed definition and planning of the projects should be coordinated with the WARA organizers.


To pass the course the students in each project group each have to contribute to the completion of the following:

  • Plan, carry out and follow up the project in an active manner contributing to its completion.
  • Record two videos demonstrating and explaining the work. One short video (3-5 min) with a demonstration of the capabilities of the system and one longer video (5-15 min) that explains how the system works.
  • A short technical report, preferably in the form of a paper, describing the problem to be considered, the technical solution, an evaluation of the solution and a discussion around the results.
  • Make a presentation, preferably including a demonstration, at the Winter Conference 2020.

The academic supervisors of each project evaluate the project and are responsible for the academic and scientific quality of the work. The GSM assists if necessary.