Department of Mechanical Engineering


The aim in mechatronics design is to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality.
Mechatronics research device

The Mechatronics research group is a proud member of the  Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence on High-Speed Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems.

Mechatronics represents modern machine technology as a multidisciplinary field of science, including mechanical engineering with electronics and computer control in the design and manufacturing of industrial products. The aim in mechatronics design is to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality. 

Main research interests in mechatronics include vehicle dynamics in Arctic conditions, hybridisation of mobile machines, industrial internet-connected machines, rotating machinery and powertrains, integrated fluid power systems and tribology.

Latest publications

Architecture for determining the cleanliness in shared vehicles using an integrated machine vision and indoor air quality-monitoring system

Nilusha Jayawickrama, Enric Perarnau Ollé, Jesse Pirhonen, Risto Ojala, Klaus Kivekäs, Jari Vepsäläinen, Kari Tammi 2023 Journal of Big Data

Improved deep depth estimation for environments with sparse visual cues

Niclas Joswig, Juuso Autiosalo, Laura Ruotsalainen 2023 MACHINE VISION AND APPLICATIONS

Digital twin—The dream and the reality

Juha Kortelainen, Tatiana Minav, Kari Tammi 2023 Frontiers in the Internet of Things

Infrastructure camera calibration with GNSS for vehicle localisation

Risto Ojala, Jari Vepsalainen, Jesse Pirhonen, Kari Tammi 2023 IET INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Marine vessel powertrain design optimization: Multiperiod modeling considering retrofits and alternative fuels

Antti Ritari, Janne Huotari, Kari Tammi 2023 Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment

Automatic Facial Expression Analysis as a Measure of User-Designer Empathy

A Salmi, J Li, K Holtta-Otto 2023 Journal of Mechanical Design

4DenoiseNet: Adverse Weather Denoising From Adjacent Point Clouds

Alvari Seppanen, Risto Ojala, Kari Tammi 2023 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Kaur Jaakma

Kaur Jaakma

University Teacher
T212 Mechanical Engineering

Jie Li

Postdoctoral Researcher

Joel Mattila


Risto Ojala

Doctoral Researcher
Xinyi Tu

Xinyi Tu

Doctoral Researcher
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