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SEK 1 billion for artificial intelligence research

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided to award grants amounting to SEK 1 billion for research into artificial intelligence. The effort is made through Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program, where Umeå University is one of five partners.

Research and development of humanoid robots using physics-based simulation

Dr. Shinichiro Nakaoka from AIST visited UMIT Lab on October 31 and gave a talk on the use of physics-based simulation in research and development of humanoid robots.

Swedish e-Science Academy 2017 in Umeå

85 researchers will meet in Umeå for Swedish e-Science Academy, October 11-12, 2017.

Spin-off company provide solutions for world’s premiere robotics competition

The spin-off company Algoryx Simulation has been contracted to provide solutions for physics simulation to the world’s premiere robotics competition, World Robot Challenge held at the World Robot Summit, Japan.

Elastisys at the forefront of Fog Computing

Spin-off company Elastisys in big industrial doctoral programme which aims to train the next generation of European Fog computing experts.

New book on interactivity

A new book by Professor Lars-Erik Janlert, Computing Science at Umeå University, has been published.

New research horizons with voyage of scientific discovery on the Baltic Sea

Drawing on mankind’s earliest spirit of adventure, nine teams of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) researchers and international peers will forge new ideas together on the sailing ship ‘Thor Heyerdahl’ in the summer of 2017.

International conference on computational methods

The international conference X-DMS 2017 is held in Umeå 19-21 of June gathers about 150 scientists on the topic of extended discretization methods for complex and evolving geometries and computational software packages that support this.

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