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

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:
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.


IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society (

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;