The intelligent systems lab
Intelligent systems is an umbrella term for enabling technologies that aim to mimic the human ability to observe, remember, reason, decide and act. "Intelligent systems" technologies include smart sensor systems, computer systems (embedded computers), artificial intelligence algorithms, machine learning, mechatronics systems, control systems and human-machine interfaces. Intelligent systems allow machines and devices to anticipate requirements and deal with environments that are complex, unknown, and unpredictable. Intelligent systems have the capacity to transform entire industries, e.g. in manufacturing automation, and the world market for intelligent systems, or products/processes that benefit from "intelligence", is huge. This is evident not least from the number of hits you get with a web search engine if you enter the phrase "intelligent systems".
The intelligent systems lab in Halmstad gathers researchers and teachers active in intelligent systems enabling technologies, like signal analysis, control systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. The lab is one of the largest research labs at Halmstad University with about half of its research done in close collaboration with industry. Several of the projects in the lab have also resulted in new products and/or patents; something we are very proud of.
CAISR, the Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research, is a long-term research program on intelligent systems established by Halmstad University. The program is funded by the University and the Knowledge Foundation with support from Swedish Industry.
The focus of the center is on aware intelligent systems, computer systems that are human aware, situation aware and to some extent “self-aware". This means systems that can communicate with humans, systems that can be aware of human intentions, systems that can fuse information and be aware of the situation and not just individual sensor readings, and systems that can be self-monitoring. The subject expertize in the center is in signal analysis, machine learning and mechatronics. The center also has an emphasis on cooperating systems, in line with the research focus for the larger EIS environment.
Several industrial partners are collaborating with researchers from the University in joint projects, and also take an active part in the development of CAISR. The key application areas that the center does research in are intelligent vehicles and health care technology. The industrial partners include multinational companies as well as research-based growing companies.