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.

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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;