Researchers from Luleå University of Technology are developing the next generation of autonomous robots – which can be used for enabling the future autonomous exploration of planets as well as multiple search and rescue missions and explorations on Earth. The University's new Spot robot plays an important role in the research.
Six people have been hired to work on the AI-Factory Railway project, AIFR, during the summer. Most of them are students from different universities. In different ways, they will work with the development of an AI engine. "It is exciting and fun to work practically with what you read about in theory", says Martin Arenbro, who is studying civil engineering, computer technology.
Pierre Dersin, who represents Alstom Digital & Integrated Systems, is a member of the board of AI Factory Railways, AIFR, at Luleå University of Technology. “With digitalization, physical operations on hardware are, as much as possible, replaced with virtual operations relying on software.Therefore software is becoming increasingly crucial, which is why the AIFR initiative is very opportune”, he says.