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

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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.

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 proposals for (short) pitch talks, technology demos, or posters to Roel Pieters ( and Simo Särkkä ( by the end of October.

Registration to the seminar can now be done here:
Deadline for registration is Friday 9.11.2018

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 / demo

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: tbt

11:30 lunch / poster session and industrial demos

12:30 Keynote, Pravin Luthada, AddComposites Oy. Topic: tbt

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 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;

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Date And Time

23-11-2018 @ 09:00 AM (CET) to
23-11-2018 @ 02:00 PM (CET)



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