Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever. WASP's mission is to build a world leading platform for academic research that interacts with leading companies in Sweden to develop knowledge and competence for the future. Its key values are "research excellence in autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry".

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. Software is the main enabler in autonomous systems, and is an integrated research theme of the program. WASP's key values are research excellence and industrial relevance.

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. The curriculum provides the foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.

Welcome to AI4X – Collecting Ideas and Identifying Challenges for Future AI Research in Sweden

Welcome to AI4X - a series of one day conferences on the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI), its development and application in different sectors in Sweden organized by WASP! The purpose of AI4X is to bring together people from companies, universities, and the public sector to present and discuss the current and planned use of AI. The goal is to get a better understanding of the current status of AI in Sweden, its challenges and opportunities.

Dates for events and registration deadlines:

  • Feb 12 Industry (last day for registration Jan 28)
  • Feb 27 Entertainment and Education (last day for registration Feb 11)
  • Mar 13 Health (last day for registration Feb 25)
  • Mar 27 Services and Finance (last day for registration Mar 11)
  • Apr 11 Society and Environment (last day for registration Mar 27)

Program and more information


For general questions concerning WASP, contact:
Fredrik Heintz, the Director of WASP Graduate School, LiU

For general questions concerning WASP at KTH, contact:
Bo Wahlberg, professor at KTH School of Electrical Engineering

Drones could change life for foresters

WASP's PhD student Håkan Carlsson was one of the winners at Venture Cups in 2016. Carlsson's idea revolves around drones and how one can use them to inspect forest holdings and determine their value. The innovation is called Tree mapping and could mean substantial savings for the timber trade industry. 

Meet Rui Oliveira

Meet one of WASP's industry-employed PhD-students Rui Filipe De Sousa Olivera from Scania.

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