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,
  • learn the possibilities available in the WASP research arenas, or as an exception, similar industrial demonstrator setting,
  • work with technologies that are relevant for prototyping and get the opportunity to develop contacts with Swedish industry in the area of autonomous systems and software.

Organization

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 WASP research arenas (see here: http://wasp-sweden.org/demonstrators/) and combine research with industrial relevance. A list of available project proposals is provided further down on this page, but students are also encouraged to come up with project proposals. All projects should have one industrial supervisor and one academic supervisor. The industrial supervisor is responsible for the industrial relevance and scope of the project, and provides the necessary industrial resources. The academic supervisor is responsible for the academic and scientific quality of the project and for monitoring that each student contributes enough to the course goals to pass the course. The detailed definition and planning of the projects should be coordinated with the WARA organizers.

 

 

Examination

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 also 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 of 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.

Students who already have taken a similar project course on PhD student level, may apply to GSM to use this course as a replacement for the WASP project course. That solution has to be approved by GSM on an individual basis. Additionally, for students working on integrating, testing and demonstrating their research projects in one of the WASP research arenas, there is also a possibility to use that work to obtain extra project course credits if the main project is in one of these arenas. Also this decision is taken on an individual basis.

 

Project proposals

The following project proposals are at the moment available:

These proposals are tentative and might be updated. Furthermore, more proposals might be added.