Gunnar Bark to head WASP Research Arenas

Gunnar Bark, long-time manager for Ericsson’s research activities in Linköping, is to take over as director of WARA, the Wallenberg Research Arenas, an important part of the WASP research initiative. The role brings challenges, which he is looking forward to getting to grips with. “I have followed the development of mobile broadband for 20 years at Ericsson, and it’s been an amazing journey. Now I’m looking forward to an equally amazing time following the development of new technology at other companies and in other contexts,” he says. The arenas are intended to be testing grounds in which new technology, new […]

WASP announces PhD and Postdoc positions

– Hiring in process – Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading technology companies. The program addresses research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate […]

Additional billion Swedish kronor from KAW to extend WASP into artificial intelligence

  The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted an additional billion Swedish kronor to extend the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), with a broad investment into artificial intelligence. Autonomous and self-driving cars, the AlphaGo program from Google, which can beat the world champion in Go, Google Translate, and expert systems in medicine are just some examples of breakthroughs based on artificial intelligence. Major advances have been achieved in recent years within fields such as machine learning and deep learning (machine learning with the aid of neural networks). The technology in itself is not new: what is new […]

WASP Research Arenas are ready for research

The WASP Research Arena (WARA) projects are in execution. During fall 2017 the arenas will focus on supporting groups of researchers and WASP PhD students engaged in the WASP Project Course. The Project Course holds a preparatory function to the large scale demonstrations that are planned for the two arenas in 2018 and 2019. The two WARAs are WARA-CAT (Collaborative and Autonomous Transport) and WARA-PS (Public Safety). WARA-CAT provides leading edge research facilities for exploring highly automated driving and C-ITS (Collaborative Intelligent Transport Systems). It aims to enable tests and demonstrations in realistic traffic scenarios. The goal is to host […]