The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 will be organized in Dipoli Lumituuli (Espoo) this year on Thursday 21.10.2021. To address the trends in Ethics and AI related to robotics, the theme this year is ‘Smart Mobility & Robotics Innovations‘. The half-day seminar will have keynote presentations and talks 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.

Petri Mononen, Coordinator of AiRMOUR Consortium at VTT will participate the Smart Mobility Panel in Plenary 1 between 13:15 – 14:45.

Attendance is free of charge for registered attendees and will be hybrid: both F2F and with remote link is possible.

Date: Thursday 21th of October, 2021, 13:00-16:30 (EET)
Venue: Online / Otaniemi, Dipoli, Lumituuli Hall in Espoo, Finland

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

The program of the seminar is as follows:

13:00 PM – 16:30 PM EET

13:15 – 13:15 – Pasi Hurri, BaseN / IEEE CSS/RAS/SMCS joint chapter Chair

13:15 – 14:45 – Smart Mobility Panel

Plenary 1 – Dr. Adam Osserin – Hydrogen Society of Australia (30 + 10 min)

Topic 1 – Controlling & managing systems for unmanned aviation – Petri Mononen, VTT (20 + 5 min)

Topic 2 – Data-driven models of electric powertrains – Janne Keränen, VTT (20 + 5 min)

Panel discussion – Smart Mobility applications in the future (20 min)

14:45 – 15:00 – Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:20 – Smart Robotics Panel

Plenary 2 – Ville Paakkari – Norsepower (30 + 10 min)

Topic 1 – LuxTurrim5G Project – Juha Salmelin, Nokia (30 + 10 min)

Panel discussion – Smart Robotics applications in the future (20 min)

16:20 – 16:30 – Closing Pasi Hurri BaseN / IEEE CSS/RAS/SMCS joint chapter Chair

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and System, Man and Cybernetics Society
Officers: Pasi Hurri, Prof. Roel Pieters, Dr. Yancho Todorov, Prof. Simo Särkkä
Contact: Pasi Hurri, chair of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;
Email: twi(at)
Local organizer: Sonja Pöyry; Email: sonja(at)