Future of robotics in Finland seminar


November 27, 2013
Otaniemi, Espoo

Making robotics succeed as business, On-going trends in research, Future impact

Come to listen to keynote talks and to debate the future of robotics and autonomous systems technologies in Finland. You can also present your own activities in a poster and demo session.


Lecture Hall 1D (Otakaari 1)

9:00 Opening, Service robotics, Prof. Ville Kyrki, Aalto University
9:25 Cleantech robotics, Timo Taalas, ZenRobotics Ltd.
9:50 (to be announced), Prof. Juha Röning, University of Oulu
10:15 Coffee
10:45 Valmistavan teollisuuden robottisovellukset, Fastems Ltd., Mika Laitinen
11:10 Katsaus Suomalaiseen robotiikkaan, Jyrki Latokartano, Tampere University Of Technology / Finnish Robotics Association
11:35 Lunch
12:35 Modular mobile robotics, Antti Tikanmäki, Probot Ltd.
13:00 Liikkuvien työkoneiden robotiikka/Robotics of Mobile Machinery, Prof. Kalevi Huhtala, Tampere University of Technology
13:25 Micro- and nanorobotics: trends and outlook, Prof. Quan Zhou, Aalto University
13:50 Closing and mini-panel
14:00 Moving to TUAS building
14:15 Coffee, Posters, Demos, Informal discussions
15:00 Parallel workshops

Workshop topics (preliminary)

  • Robotics in mobile machinery – an European perspective
  • Service robotics – Opportunities in Finland

The seminar is targeted primarily for professionals in both industry and academia.

Free participation.

To help us organize practical arrangements including coffee, please register your participation at  http://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/A503F4377D822384.par

The seminar is organized by Aalto University and IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control Systems, Robotics & Automation, and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Societies.

The seminar is part of the first Finnish Robotics Week organized as part of European Robotics Week 2013 in November 25 – December 1. Information about the Finnish Robotics Week can be found at http://www.suomalainentyo.fi/robottiviikko/tervetuloa-robottiviikolle (in Finnish).

Further information


Prof. Ville Kyrki
Aalto-yliopisto, Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu

Summer course with IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter

Dear members of IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter,Course program

We will have a summer course on “surface tension effects in microsystems”, given by Prof. Pierre Lambert from ULB. The course will start on August 20th, in room AS3, TUAS building, Otaniementie 17, Espoo. If you are interested in, you are warmly welcome to attend the course or selected lectures.

The course will be free of charge. More details of the course can be found in the attached file. If you have any question related to the course, please contact the course assistant: Ville Liimatainen (Ville.Liimatainen[at]aalto.fi).