AI and Robotics in Health and Medical Technology – Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2017


The Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar started in 2013 will be organized again this year on Friday 24.11.2017. To address the trends in health and medical technologies, the theme this year is AI and Robotics in Health and Medical Technology. We will have a seminar with keynote presentations, posters, and demonstrations from companies and researchers, as well as pitch talks, which were highly attractive last year.

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 poster/demo/pitch proposal via

Date and time: Friday 24.11.2017 9:00-14:00

Place, Aalto University, lecture hall F239a (Auditorium of HTH Building at Otakaari 3).

9:00 Opening of the seminar, prof. Simo Särkkä

9:15 IEEE distinguished lecturer, Prof. Xiaolan Xie, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China. Topic: “Healthcare systems engineering”

10:00 Coffee break / poster session and industrial demo

10:30 Keynote, Dr. Hanna Viertiö-Oja, GE Healthcare. Topic: “AI for effective interventions and optimal patient flow”

11:00 Keynote, Dr. Kalle Karhu, Planmeca. Topic: “Introducing AI into X-ray imaging at Planmeca”

11:30 Light lunch / poster session and industrial demos

12:15 Keynote, Prof. Lauri Parkkonen, Aalto University. Topic: “Brain–computer interfaces: why and how”

12:45 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 light lunch. To help us organize the seminar, please register following the link below.

Registration deadline is Monday 20.11.2017:


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. Simo Särkkä, chair of the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS;