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

Aside

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.

 

Treasurer and Secretory appointed

We have appointed two volunteers for the chapter officer positions of treasurer and secretory following the instruction of IEEE Finland Section:

  • Treasurer: Dr. Juha Orivuori of ABB Finland.
  • Secretory: Dr. Peter Jakubik of Aalto University.

The terms of both officers are 16.11.2015 – 31.12.2016.

With the help of Juha and Peter, we will continue our activities on extending the influences of IEEE and enhancing the interaction between academia and industry.

 

Robotics and digitalization enabling smart manufacturing seminar (final program updated 24.11.2015)

Hyvät kollegat,
Dear colleagues,

2013 alkanut Robotiikan tulevaisuudennäkymät Suomessa -seminaarisarja saa jälleen jatkoa, tällä kertaa keskiviikkona 25.11.2015. Tänä vuonna teemana on Robotiikka ja digitalisaatio älykkään valmistuksen mahdollistajana. Seminaari koostuu esityksistä, postereista ja demoista ja esiintyjiä on tuttuun tapaan sekä yrityksistä että tutkimustahoista. Tällä kertaa on mahdollisuus lisäksi tutustua Aalto-yliopiston tutkimukseen labrakierroksella. Tarjoamme myös halukkaille mahdollisuuden pitää lyhyen pikapuheen (pitch) sekä esitellä omaa työtään posterin tai demon avulla.

The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 and it will be organized again this year on Wednesday 25.11.2015. The theme this year is Robotics and digitalization enabling smart manufacturing. The seminar will consists of presentations, posters and demonstrations from both industry and academia. Additionally, this year we will have open doors lab tour to related research labs at Aalto University. We will also offer the opportunity to give short pitch talks to showcase your work in addition to posters and demonstrations.

Ohjelma – Program

Aika: ke 25.11.2015 klo 8:30-16:30
Date and time: Wednesday 25.11.2015 8:30-16:30

Paikka: Aalto-yliopiston Otaniemen kampus, Otakaari 5A, sali S4.
Place: Aalto University, lecture hall S4 (Otakaari 5A).

8:30-9:00      Kahvit / Coffee

9:00-9:05      Opening words, prof. Quan Zhou

9:05-9:25      Programming of future automation systems: Industrie 4.0 and beyond, prof. Valeriy Vyatkin, Aalto University

9:25-9:45     Flexible factory automation  – today and tomorrow, Harri Nieminen, Fastems Oy

9:45-10:05    Sensors, models and human-robot collaboration – towards intelligent robot automation, Dr. Tapio Heikkilä, VTT

10:05-10:25   Industrial robotics today and near future trends, Jari Hyytiäinen, ABB Oy

10:25-10:40  Break

10:40-11:00   Roadmapping Finnish robotics, prof. Ville Kyrki, Aalto University

11:00-11:15    Aalto Industrial Internet Campus, prof. Martti Mäntylä, Aalto University

11:15-11:30     Machine Type Communications, prof. Riku Jäntti, Aalto University

11:30-11:48   Pitch talks:
11:30   Eero Martikainen / Omron
11:33   Heikki Hyyti / Aalto
11:36   Jatta Salmi / Lancea Oy
11:39   Kimmo Vänni / TaUAS
11:42   Tapio Koskinen / OptoFidelity Oy
11:45   Timo Pitkäkoski / Schunk Intec Oy

11:48-12:00   Introduction to afternoon program (Prof. Quan Zhou)

12:00-13:00  Lounas; demot ja posterit (Otakaari 5 aula)
Lunch; Demos & posters (in the lobby of Otakaari 5)

13:00-15:30   Labrakierros (Automation and Robotics, Communication, Mechanical Engineering including Aalto Industrial Internet Campus)
Lab tour (Automation and Robotics, Communication, Mechanical Engineering including Aalto Industrial Internet Campus)

15:30-16:30   Verkottumista ja demoja (Otakaari 5 aula)
Networking event with demo session (in the lobby of Otakaari 5)

Seminaari on maksuton. Auttaaksesi meitä järjestelyissä, pyydämme ilmoittautumista mahdollisimman pian (viimeistään 18.11.) linkistä
https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/1AB85D8EF18AFD12.par.

The attendance is free of charge. To help us organize the seminar, please register as soon as possible (by Wednesday November 18th, 2015) following the link:
https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/1AB85D8EF18AFD12.par.

Jos haluat esittää demon, posterin tai pitää pikapuheen, ota yhteyttä mahdollisimman pian joko ilmoittautumislinkistä tai suoraan sähköpostitse.
If you would like to show a demo, exhibition, or poster, or give a pitch talk in the seminar, please contact us as soon as possible.

Ohjelman yksityiskohdat päivittyvät sivulle http://sites.ieee.org/finland-csrasmc/news-and-events/.
The final program will be updated later at: http://sites.ieee.org/finland-csrasmc/news-and-events/.

Järjestäjä / Organizer:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society; Prof. Quan Zhou and Prof. Ville Kyrki