The Wallenberg laboratory
for research on
Information Technology and Autonomous Systems
WITAS, the Wallenberg Laboratory for Information Technology and
Autonomous Systems, is engaged in goal-directed basic research in the area
of intelligent autonomous vehicles and other autonomous systems.
Its current project focuses 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 are two main goals or 'deliverables':
WITAS during 2004During the year 2004, WITAS is organized as two distinct, cooperating projects: about the project in general: donation, board, goals, etc.
WITAS in the FutureThe continuation of WITAS activities in the end of 2004 and during the following years is presently in the negotiation stage.
Phase II of WITAS, 2000-2003Phase II of the project, 2000-2003, consisted of the following parts which are described by separate webpages.
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.