Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR)

The Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR), 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.

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Successful research venture within AI

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming central in technical research and development. But eight years ago, when Halmstad University started Center for Applied and Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR), AI was not such a hot topic in Sweden. A recent external evaluation shows that the CAISR initiative has been very successful – the researchers at CAISR have established strong links with the industry and joint research projects have resulted in concrete solutions and patents for challenges in both the automotive industry and within healthcare. A continuation is planned for CAISR with a focus on predictive maintenance of both humans and machines.

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CAISR is a multidisciplinary research center with researchers from different areas. Our research directions are governed by the needs of society and are done in collaboration with our industrial partners.

Collaboration and organisaton

CAISR is closely linked to Centre for Health Technology Halland, the lab Halmstad Intelligent Home and Technology Area Aware Intelligent Systems:

Industrial Partners

With support from the Knowledge Foundationexternal link

CAISR Management

CAISR Industrial Advisory Board

The CAISR partners have decided to create an Industrial advisory board (IAB), consisting of representatives from each industrial partner. This group will follow the project development with respect to the co-production and co-operation between the Parties. The Industrial Advisory Group will meet twice a year. The Industrial Advisory Group will express themselves on issues of potential new partners in the project, changes in financing and project development from business perspective.

CAISR Reference Group

The reference group consists mainly of representatives from national and international research institutions. The reference group gives advice and comment on the project development from the academic perspective, not least by the University’s perspective. They will also give their view on research, innovation and education perspectives. The reference group can also provide suggestions for concrete actions to improve the project.

Research projects and application areas

The mission of CAISR is to serve and promote the development of industry and society. It is a center for industrially motivated research on the future technologies for and application opportunities with aware intelligent systems. CAISR will serve as a partner for industry's own research and development, as a recruitment base for those who seek staff with state-of-the-art knowledge in intelligent systems technologies, and as a competence resource for industry and society. Read more about the research focus and application areas of CAISR:

Application Areas at CAISR: health care technology and intelligent vehicles

Two research projects are described in the videos below. Read more about other research projects on CAISR’s wiki pages. The project Remind, which deals with technology development for people with dementia, and the AIR project, which is about human interaction with autonomous systems, have their own web pages.

Research projects at CAISR, wikipageexternal link

Projekt: Remindexternal link

Projekt: AIRexternal link

The video shows Baxter, a social robot who is trained by the researchers to perceive and interpret people’s feelings and needs. For example, the robot can help people who fall and make sure that the cooked food is healthy.

The video explains the research project AIMS (Automatic Inventory and Mapping of Stock) which started in 2015 and deals with intelligent warehouse trucks. The research has been done in collaboration between the CAISR at Halmstad University, Toyota Material Handling, Kollmorgen and Optronic. The project has led to continued cooperation in the coming years between the parties involved in order to further develop and improve the automatic storage trucks.