Future or Robotics in Finland Seminar 2018

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The 6th Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar was successfully held on Friday 23.11.2018 at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, organized by the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and in combination with the European Robotics week. This year the main theme was on Cognitive and Collaborative Robotics, which attracted near 100 participants from around 25 organizations and companies and key players such as VTT, Nokia, Ponsse, Epec, etc.

Opening of the seminar by prof. Roel Pieters

The morning session included keynote talks. Prof. Roel Pieters hosted the seminar and introduced the IEEE, the chapter and standing officers, followed by four keynote talks by Prof. Steve LaValle from the University of Oulu, Dr. Hamid Roozbahani from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Samuli Bergström from Omron Electronics, and Pravin Luthada from AddComposites Oy. on topics such as human perception engineering, tele-operated robots, collaborative robotics and additive manufacturing. There is a coffee break and a lunch break during the keynote talks, which are organized together with a poster session. The seminar is then followed by 3 pitch talks, one from industry and two from academia.

The seminar ended with a panel discussion, featuring panelists Prof. Steve Lavalle, Dr. Hamid Roozbahani, Pravin Luthada, Prof. Roel Pieters and moderator Mr. Pasi Hurri, on various aspects of the impact of collaborative and cognitve robotics. After the seminar a lab tour was organized demonstrating  ongoing activities in robotics in Tampere University of Technology and the TUTRobolab.

Panel discussion

The standing officers of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society organizing the event are Prof. Simo Särkkä, chair, Pasi Hurri, vice chair, Dr. Peter Jakubik, treasurer and Prof. Roel Pieters, secretary. Prof. Roel Pieters was responsible of the organization of the seminar in general, assisted by the other officers.

Reported by Roel Pieters, Email: roel.pieters@tut.fi
Secretary of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Cognitive and Collaborative Robotics – Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2018

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The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 will be organized again this year on Friday 23.11.2018 in Kampusareena of Tampere University of Technology. To address the trends in robotics and human-robot interaction, the theme this year is Cognitive and Collaborative Robotics. The seminar will include keynote presentations, posters, and demonstrations from companies and researchers.

Registration for attending  the seminar is mandatory and can now be done here:

https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EP/9A82F49C55FBD55F
Deadline for registration is Friday 16.11.2018

Place, Tampere University of Technology, Kampusareena, Auditorium A223
A map can be found here (building: kampusareena).

9:00 Opening of the seminar, prof. Roel Pieters

9:15 Distinguished lecturer, Prof. Steve LaValle, Huawei, Uni. of Oulu, Uni. of. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Topic: ‘The Path to (Human) Perception Engineering’

10:00 Coffee break / poster session + demos

10:30 Keynote, Dr. Hamid Roozbahani, Lappeenranta Uni. of Tech., Wichita State University. Topic: ‘TIERA – Tele-Operated Mobile Robot Designed for Hazardous Area’

11:00 Keynote, Samuli Bergstrom, Omron Electronics Oy. Topic: ‘Cobots and the future of manufacturing’

11:30 lunch / poster session + demos

12:30 Keynote, Pravin Luthada, AddComposites Oy. Topic: ‘Cost-effective automation in Manufacturing’

13:00 Pitch talks

13:20 Panel discussion (moderator: Pasi Hurri, BaseN)

14:00 Closing + optional TUTRobolab tour

The attendance is free of charge for registered attendees, including coffee and lunch.

Organizers:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society (http://sites.ieee.org/finland-csrasmc/)

Officers: Prof. Simo Särkkä, Pasi Hurri, Dr. Peter Jakubik, Prof. Roel Pieters

Contact: Prof. Roel Pieters, secretary of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;
Email: roel.pieters@tut.fi

Excursion to Trimble Solutions

The excursion to Trimble Solutions Oy in Espoo was organized in 27.11.2017 at 13-16. The starting point of the journey was at the TUAS building of Aalto University which can be conveniently accessed with the brand new Länsimetro. As can be seen in the photos below, the metro was not overly crowded around 12:30 on the Monday.

 

At TUAS building we gathered our group and headed towards Trimble premises. On the left below you can see some excited people waiting for the departure. On the right you can see the Trimble premises as seen from the bridge over Kehä I.

Kim Nyberg from Trimble welcomed us to the premises and started with a short general presentation about the company. Then we saw interesting demonstrations of 3D structure design software, augmented reality (AR) solutions as well as other solutions that Trimble has. In the end we also had the chance to try the AR glasses ourselves. The visit ended around 16 o’clock and we headed back to Otaniemi and some continued via the Länsimetro all the way to Helsinki.

Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2017

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The 5th Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar was successfully held on Friday 24.11.2017 at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, organized by the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. This year the main theme was on AI and Robotics in Health and Medical Technology, which attracted near 100 participants from around 25 organizations and companies and key players such as VTT, Nokia, Finpro, RemoteA, etc..

Attendees seminar

The morning session is organized by keynote talks and pitch talks. Prof. Simo Särkkä started the seminar at 9:00 and introduced the IEEE, the chapter and standing officers, followed by four keynote talks by IEEE RAS distinguished lecturer Prof. Xiaolan Xie from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China, Dr. Hanna Viertiö-Oja, GE Healthcare, Dr. Kalle Karhu, Planmeca, and Prof. Lauri Parkkonen, Aalto University on topics such as healthcare systems engineering, AI for effective interventions and optimal patient flow, AI in X-ray imaging and brain-computer interfaces. There is a coffee break and a lunch break during the keynote talks, which are organized together with the industry demonstration and poster sessions. The seminar is then followed by 3 pitch talks, one from industry and two from academia.

GE Healthcare keynote

The seminar ended with a panel discussion, featuring panelists Prof. Xiaolan Xie,  Dr. Hanna Viertiö-Oja, Dr. Kalle Karhu, Prof. Lauri Parkkonen and Prof. Simo Särkkä and moderator Mr. Pasi Hurri, on various aspects of the impact of AI on healthcare, robotics and automation.

Panel discussion

The standing officers of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society organizing the event are Prof. Simo Särkkä, chair, Pasi Hurri, vice chair, Dr. Peter Jakubik, treasurer and Prof. Roel Pieters, secretary. Prof. Simo Särkkä was responsible of the organization of the seminar in general, assisted by other officers.

Reported by Roel Pieters, Email: roel.pieters@tut.fi
Secretary of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

 

AI and Robotics in Health and Medical Technology – Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2017

The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 will be organized again this year on Friday 24.11.2017. To address the trends in health and medical technologies, the theme this year is AI and Robotics in Health and Medical Technology. We will have a seminar with keynote presentations, posters, and demonstrations from companies and researchers, as well as pitch talks, which were highly attractive last year.

Update:
Call for posters, pitch talks, and demos!
We are accepting submissions for posters, pitch talks, and demos – we have a limited number of slots which are filling up quickly!
Please submit your poster/demo/pitch proposal via
https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/3B3E26C8C051CA3D.par

Date and time: Friday 24.11.2017 9:00-14:00

Place: Aalto University, lecture hall F239a (Auditorium of HTH Building at Otakaari 3).
A map can be found here (building no. 3).

9:00 Opening of the seminar, prof. Simo Särkkä

9:15 IEEE distinguished lecturer, Prof. Xiaolan Xie, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China. Topic: “Healthcare systems engineering”

10:00 Coffee break / poster session and industrial demo

10:30 Keynote, Dr. Hanna Viertiö-Oja, GE Healthcare. Topic: “AI for effective interventions and optimal patient flow”

11:00 Keynote, Dr. Kalle Karhu, Planmeca. Topic: “Introducing AI into X-ray imaging at Planmeca”

11:30 Self-financed lunch / poster session and industrial demos

12:30 Keynote, Prof. Lauri Parkkonen, Aalto University. Topic: “Brain–computer interfaces: why and how”

13:00 Pitch talks

13:15 Panel discussion (moderator: Pasi Hurri, BaseN)

14:00 Closing

The attendance is free of charge for registered attendees, including coffee. To help us organize the seminar, please register following the link below.

Registration deadline is Monday 20.11.2017:

https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/731954F8BB287407.par

Organizers:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society (http://sites.ieee.org/finland-csrasmc/)

Officers: Prof. Simo Särkkä, Pasi Hurri, Dr. Peter Jakubik, Prof. Roel Pieters

Contact: Prof. Simo Särkkä, chair of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;
Email: simo.sarkka@aalto.fi

New officers elected for 2017-2018

IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter held the officer election meeting at Aalto University, TUAS building, room 1021-1022 on Friday 25.11.2016 at 14:15-16:00. New officers have been elected for the term 2017-2018.

The new officers are:

  • Chair: Simo Särkkä
  • Vice chair: Pasi Hurri
  • Treasurer: Peter Jakubik
  • Secretory: Roel Pieters

Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2016

The 4nd Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar was successfully held on Friday 25.11.2016 at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, organized by the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. This year the main theme was on Big Data in Robotics and Automation, which attracted near 100 participants from 38 organizations, including 24 companies and key players such as TEKES, Confederation of Finnish Industries, VTT, ABB, Nokia, Metso, etc..
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The morning session is organized by keynote talks and pitch talks. Prof. Quan Zhou started the seminar at 9:00 and introduced the IEEE, the chapter and standing officers, followed by four keynote talks by IEEE RAS distinguished lecturer Prof. Michael Beetz from University of Bremen, Dr. Johan Pensar from Valmet Automation, Dr. Emil Ackerman from Quva Oy, and Dr. Heikki Huttunen from Tampere University of Technology on topics such as openEASE, big data in Finnish industry, and the consequences of machine learning on robotics. There is a coffee break and a lunch break during the keynote talks, which are organized together with the industry demonstration and poster sessions. The seminar is then followed by 6 pitch talks, four from industry and two from academia.
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The seminar ended with a panel discussion, featuring panelist Prof. Michael Beetz, Dr. Emil Ackerman, Dr. Heikki Huttunen, and Dr. Juha Orivuori, and moderator Prof. Ville Kyrki, on various aspects of the impact of big data on robotics and automation.
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The standing officers of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society organizing the event are Quan Zhou, chair, Ville Kyrki, vice chair, Juha Orivuori, treasurer and Peter Jakubik, secretory. Quan Zhou was responsible of the organization of the seminar in general, assisted by other officers.

Reported by Quan Zhou, Email: quan.zhou@aalto.fi
Chair of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Big Data in Robotics and Automation – Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2016

The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 will be organized again this year on Friday 25.11.2016. To address the mega trends of big data, the theme this year is Big data in robotics and automation. We will have a seminar with keynote presentations, posters and demonstrations from companies and researchers, as well as pitch talks, which were highly attractive last year. The program of the seminar is as follows:

Date and time: Friday 25.11.2016 9:00-14:00

Place: Aalto University, TUAS building (Maarintie 8), lecture hall TU-2

9:00   Opening of the seminar

9:15   IEEE distinguished lecturer, Prof. Michael Beetz, University of Bremen, Germany, openEASE — a digitalinnovation platform for intelligent service robotics

10:00 Coffee break / poster session and industrial demo

10:30 Dr. Johan Pensar, Valmet Automation, Big Data in Valmet Automation

11:00 Dr. Emil Ackerman, Quva Oy, Big Data Analytics in Heavy Industry

11:30 Light lunch / poster session and industrial demo

12:15 Dr. Heikki Huttunen, Tampere University of Technology, The Revolution of Machine Learning: Consequences for Robotics

12:45 Pitch talks

13:15 Panel discussion (moderated)

14:00 Closing

The attendance is free of charge for registered attendees, including coffee and light lunch. To help us organize the seminar, please register following the link below.

Please also forward this message to anyone you think may be interested. The detailed program will be updated later at: http://sites.ieee.org/finland-csrasmc/news-and-events/.

Organizer:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society; Officers: Prof. Quan Zhou, Prof. Ville Kyrki, Dr. Juha Orivuori, and Dr. Peter Jakubik

Contact: Prof. Quan Zhou, chair of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;

Registration open for Excursion to ABB marine laboratory

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS is organizing an Excursion to ABB marine laboratory (see also video introduction). The time of the excursion is Tuesday 06.09.2016 14:00-16:00, the location is Vuosaari harbor, Merenkulkijankatu 1, Helsinki.  The number of attendees is limited to 30. The attendance is free, but members of IEEE CSS/RAS/SMCS has priority. The attendees are expected to cover the travel expenses, however. Please registration before Wednesday 31.08.2016 following the link below:

https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/7998120377D73874.par

 

After the registration deadline, we will inform you the possible travel arrangement.

Excursion to ABB marine laboratory 06.09.2016 14:00-16:00

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS is organizing an Excursion to ABB marine laboratory (see also video introduction). The time of the excursion is Tuesday 06.09.2016 14:00-16:00, the location is Vuosaari harbor, Merenkulkijankatu 1, Helsinki.  The number of attendees is limited to 30. The attendance is free, but members of IEEE CSS/RAS/SMCS has priority. The attendees are expected to cover the travel expenses, however. Please save the date. The registration and exact organization of the visit will be announced later.