I lead the production systems and technologies research group. My research interests are in manufacturing ICT and digitalisation, industrial robotics and human-robot collaboration, Re- and de-manufacturing in the framework of circular economy and life-long learning in technology rich environments.
I am is responsible of production automation major, production engineering major, and minor in Industrial Robotics at Tampere University. I co-lead the Robotics major. I am is responsible of a transfer education module (from BSc to MSc in digital manufacturing and data analytics) in Seinäjoki, which is targeted for employees of local companies. I and my team run different education related services for companies and society in regular basis.
I supervise 20-30 MSc theses to industry annually.
I usually give 30-40 presentations annually for national and international audience around the Europe.
Field of expertise
Core competences in the field of production engineering and production development
- Team building and competence enhancement
- Analytical skills
- Project Sales and Management
- Negotiation for win-win
- R&D (Horizon 1-3)
- Additional language: Fluent in Engineering to Common sense
- Public presentation and teaching
I coordinate, manage, guide and support my research teams focusing on following topics:
Manufacturing ICT: Digitalisation of production, Smart Factory solutions, Digital Twins, APS/MES, KPI visualisation, UIs, semantic modelling, information management, agent-based/holonic manufacturing systems (in discrete part manufacturing)
Robotics: Safety, HRI/C, Industrial robotics, virtual commissioning, and system design
Circular economy : Technical cycles in the CE especially re-manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing in terms Social, Technical, Ecological, Economic and Political aspects
Continuous Learning: “Learning to learn” - methods, versatile methods and tools for learning in technology-rich environments
Automation technologies and mechanical engineering
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Flanders Make (Belgium), Scientific advisory board at Linz Mechatronic Center (Austria), Scientific advisory board at EDI, Latvia, and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment AI4Industry (TekoÄly4.0) steering group 2020-2023
Member of advisory board for stipends in vechicles industry group (Teknologiateollisuus Ry, Kulkuneuvot)
I lead the Cognitive Robotics research group. My research interests are in enabling humans and robots to interact and collaborate.
Co-responsible for TAU's robotics major studies and Robolab Tampere
Deep learning for robotics
Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering
I obtained my MSc and PhD in robotics at Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) in 2009 and 2013, respectively. I was a postdoctoral researcher in ETH Zurich (CH) from 2013 to 2016 and in Aalto University (FI) from 2016 to 2017. Since September 2017 I lead the Cognitive Robotics research group at Tampere University.