The Wallenberg laboratory
for research on
Information Technology and Autonomous Systems
WITAS, the Wallenberg Laboratory for Information Technology and
Autonomous Systems, was a research project during years 1997-2005.
It was engaged in goal-directed basic research in the area
of intelligent autonomous vehicles and other autonomous systems.
focussing on the development of an airborne
computer system that is able to make rational decisions about
the continued operation of the aircraft, based on various
sources of knowledge including pre-stored geographical knowledge,
knowledge obtained from vision sensors, and knowledge communicated
to it by data link.
There were two main goals or 'deliverables' for the project:
Phase I of WITAS, 1997-1999Phase I of the project occurred during 1997-1999. The WITAS Phase I webpage is still available although of course some of the information in it, such as the personnel list, is now obsolete.
Phase II of WITAS, 2000-2003Phase II of the project, 2000-2003, consisted of the following parts which are described by separate webpages.
WITAS during 2004-2005The project had an extension into the years 2004 and 2005 during which time there were transitions to other projects in the same or related research areas, and the work was organized organized as two distinct, cooperating projects: about the project in general: donation, board, goals, etc.