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

Deep Learning summer school at Aalto University, 17-19 August

Doctoral Education Network in Intelligent Systems (DENIS) is organizing a summer school on Deep Learning at Aalto University Otaniemi campus 17-19 August. IEEE Finland CS/RA/SMC Chapter promotes the event as a co-organizer. Chapter members have free admission to the lectures of the summer school according to the following. Unfortunately, no new registrations for the practical/exercise program or the social events are available.

Mon Aug 17

10:00-11:30       Introduction to Deep Learning, Prof. Tapani Raiko, Aalto University

12:30-14:00       GPU processing with Theano (and CUDA), Dr. Razvan Pascanu, Google DeepMind

Tue Aug 18    

9:00-10:30          Recurrent neural networks for time-series modelling, Prof. KyungHyun Cho, New York University

11:00-12:30       Convolutional models for computer vision, Prof. Raiko

Wed Aug 19   

9:00-10:00        Combining unsupervised and supervised learning, Prof. Raiko

10:30-11:30       Reinforcement learning with deep learning, Dr. Pascanu

11:30-12:30       Natural language processing and machine translation, Prof. Cho

Venue: Otaniementie 17 (TUAS-building), lecture hall AS1.

If you plan to attend, please inform the organizers by email to Prof. Ville Kyrki ville.kyrki@aalto.fi by Aug 14.

New officers are elected for 2015-2016

IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter held the officer election meeting at Aalto University, TUAS building, Room 1593, on 28.01.2015 at 16:15-17:45. New officers have been elected for the term 2015-2016.

The new officers are:

  • Chair: Quan Zhou, Aalto University
  • Vice-chair: Ville Kyrki, Aalto University
  • Treasurer/Secretary: Lasse Eriksson

Call for Nominations and Election Meeting for Chapter Officers

Dear IEEE Finland CS&RA&SMC Chapter member,

The election of Chapter Officers is now due for year 2015. The election process has two parts: nominations of candidates and election meeting.

Nominations of Candidates

Four Officer positions are available: Chair, Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Please send nominations specifying a candidate’s name, their contact information and to which positions the person is nominated as a candidate, by December 28. A single person can be nominated to as many positions as desired. Nominations should be sent to Ville Kyrki (ville.kyrki@aalto.fi), the current Chapter Chair. Self-nominations are warmly encouraged.

Nominated candidates will be communicated to all voting members by end of December.

Please note that in order to serve as a Chapter Officer, a person needs to belong to at least one of the societies: IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. There is still time to join one of the societies before the election.

Deadline for nominations of candidates: December 28, 2014.

Election Meeting

Election meeting of new Chapter Officers will be held January 8, 2015, in Otaniemi, Espoo (TUAS-building, Otaniementie 17) starting at 16:30. There will be an additional Call to the Election meeting sent to all voting members by end of December.

Meeting date and time: January 8, 2015 at 16:30 in Otaniemi.

Welcome to the election meeting!

2014 Chapter Officers:
Ville Kyrki, Chair
Lasse Eriksson, Co-Chair
Quan Zhou, Secretary
Tapio Pahikkala, Treasurer

Ohjelman Robotiikan tulevaisuudennäkymät Suomessa – Program of the Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar

Ohjelma

Program

Perjantaina 28.11.2014, klo 9-16, Otaniementie 17, TUAS-talo,  sali TU2

Friday 28.11.2014, 9:00-16:00, Otaniementie 17, TUAS building, room TU2

 

9:30         Tilaisuuden avaus, Johdanto Suomalaiseen tiekarttahankkeeseen

Opening, Introduction to Finnish robotics roadmap

Teollisuusrobotiikan tulevaisuudennäkymät, Juhani Lempiäinen, Deltatron Oy
Future of industrial robotics

Apuvälineet ja robotit arjen tukena, Outi Töytäri, THL
Assistive devices and robots supporting life

Robotiikan haasteet maa- ja metsätaloudessä, Juha Backman, MTT
Challenges of robotics in agriculture and forestry

Palvelurobotiikan uudet tuulet, Iina Aaltonen, VTT
State-of-the-art in service robotics

 

11:45      Lounas, posterit, demot

Lunch, posters and demonstrations

 

12:45      Group works in thematic groups

Ryhmätyöt teemaryhmittäin

Introduction to group works

Johdanto ryhmätöihin

Working in groups

Ryhmätyöskentely

Summary of the day

Päivän yhteenveto

 

15:30      Tilaisuus päättyy

End of day

 

Ilmoittautuminen/registration:

https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/821A4F09DCF21C01.par

 

Järjestäjä:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society
Hallitus: Ville Kyrki, Lasse Eriksson, Tapio Pahikkala, ja Quan Zhou
Yhteyshenkilö (ohjelma): Prof. Ville Kyrki,(Aalto-yliopisto), pj. IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS
Yhteyshenkilö (järjestelyt): Prof. Quan Zhou, (Aalto-yliopisto), siht. IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS
 

Organizer:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
Board of Directors: Ville Kyrki, Lasse Eriksson, Tapio Pahikkala, and Quan Zhou
Contact person (program): Prof. Ville Kyrki, (Aalto University), Ch. IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS
Contact person (organization): Prof. Quan Zhou, (Aalto University), secretary. IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS

Future of robotics in Finland Seminar 2014

The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started last autumn will be organized again this year on Friday 28.11.2014. We will have key note presentations as well as posters and demonstrations from companies and researchers. The theme will be on the Finnish national robotics roadmap. We expect key stake holders will attend and plan the future of robotics in Finland.

For now, please save the date in your calendar and also inform us ASAP in intention of attending, which will help us organize the seminar. The form can be found following the link below: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/821A4F09DCF21C01.par

Please also forward this message to another one 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: Ville Kyrki, Lasse Eriksson, Tapio Pahikkala, and Quan Zhou
Contact: Prof. Quan Zhou, secretary of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;

 

Robotiikan tulevaisuudennäkymät Suomessa -seminaari 2014 / Future of robotics in Finland seminar 2014

[English below]

Viime syksynä järjestetty Robotiikan tulevaisuudennäkymät Suomessa -seminaari järjestetään taas tänä vuonna, perjantaina 28.11.2014. Ohjelmassa on pääpuhujien esitysten lisäksi tutkijoiden ja yritysten julisteita ja demonstraatioita. Tällä kertaa teemana on Suomen kansallinen robotiikan tiekartta. Odotamme alan päätoimijoiden saapuvan paikalle suunnittelemaan robotiikan tulevaisuutta Suomessa.

Olkaa hyvä ja varatkaa kalentereistanne seminaaripäivä, ja ilmoittakaa myös meille mahdollisimman pian kiinnostuksestanne osallistua helpottaaksenne seminaarin järjestelyä. Alustava ilmoittautuminen löytyy seuraamalla alla olevaa linkkiä: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/821A4F09DCF21C01.par

Välittäkää ystävällisesti tämä viesti myös kollegoillenne ja muille, joiden uskotte olevan kiinnostunut seminaarista. Tarkka ohjelma päivitetään myöhemmin nettisivuille http://sites.ieee.org/finland-csrasmc/news-and-events/.

Järjestäjä:

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society;
Hallitus: Ville Kyrki, Lasse Eriksson, Tapio Pahikkala, ja Quan Zhou
Yhteyshenkilö: Prof. Quan Zhou, sihteeri IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;

…………………………………

The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started last autumn will be organized again this year on Friday 28.11.2014. We will have key note presentations as well as posters and demonstrations from companies and researchers. The theme will be on the Finnish national robotics roadmap. We expect key stake holders will attend and plan the future of robotics in Finland.

For now, please save the date in your calendar and also inform us ASAP in intention of attending, which will help us organize the seminar. The form can be found following the link below: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/821A4F09DCF21C01.par

Please also forward this message to another one 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: Ville Kyrki, Lasse Eriksson, Tapio Pahikkala, and Quan Zhou
Contact: Prof. Quan Zhou, secretary of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;