Economical and Ethical innovation and AI in robotics – Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2019

The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 will be organized again this year on Friday 22.11.2019. To address the trends in Ethics and AI related to robotics, the theme this year is Economical and Ethical innovation and AI in robotics. The full-day seminar will have keynote presentations, posters, pitch talks and demonstrations from companies and researchers, as well as a panel discussion. The event serves to bring the Finnish community of researchers, professionals and students around robotics and its related fields, together, and typically attracts around 100 participants.

Attendance is free of charge for registered attendees, and includes coffee and lunch. The seminar is each year held at a different location in Finland. In 2019, the location will be: Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

Call for pitches, demos, posters: Please submit your proposals for (short) pitch talks, technology demos, or posters to Sonja Schubert ( by mid November.

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

Deadline for registration is  Wednesday 20.11.2019.

Tentative program of the seminar is as follows:
Place, Hanken School of Economics, Auditorium A210

09:30 – 09:45 – welcome coffee / registration

09:45 – 10:00 – Pasi Hurri, BaseN / Dr. Roel Pieters, Tampere University – opening of the seminar

10:00 – 10:30 – Kim Nyberg, Trimble

10:30 – 11:00 – Mikko Valtonen, WallRobotics

11:00 – 11:30 – Harri Holopainen, Zen Robotics

11:30-12:30 LUNCH

12:30 – 13:00 – Dr. Tapio Taipalus GIMltd

13:00 – 13:30 – Oscar Nissin, Metropolia

13:30 – 14:00 – Dr. Caj Södergård, VTT

14:00 – 14:15 – Coffee break

14:15 – 14:45 – panel discussion

14:45 – 15:00 – pitch talks

15:00 – closing words Dr. Roel Pieters, Tampere University

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society (
Officers: Prof. Roel Pieters, Pasi Hurri, Dr. Peter Jakubik, Prof. Simo Särkkä, Dr. Kshitij Tiwari
Contact: Prof. Roel Pieters, chair of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;
Local organizer: Sonja schubert; Email: