Autonomous Systems Talks

Autonomous Systems Talks: Online Series


Welcome to the Autonomous Systems series!

Driverless traffic: what’s on the horizon? How can 5G (and 6G) change how we do business? What are the possibilities of combining university research and industry R&D in the field of autonomous systems?

Starting on October 15, join our experts for a series of talks on the future (and present) of self-driving cars, Internet of Things and other exciting technology enabled by connected machines – all from the comfort of your couch.


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The series is open and free of charge. However, registration is mandatory to assure quality discussion: by registering to the live sessions, you will be able to send in questions and discuss with the presenters after the talks.

Register to the event series here. You are welcome to join all talks or just the ones you prefer!

Coming up: Self-driving Cars | 29 October at 6 pm

How soon will we see autonomous cars among regular traffic? Join experts at Aalto University and Sensible 4 for an interesting discussion of autonomous vehicles and current industry-university cooperation.


Talk topics

State of Autonomous Driving

The R&D of self-driving vehicles in Finland has a rich history – and its present state and future possibilities are explored at Sensible 4, a research-driven autonomous driving startup. After a dip in this background presented by Sensible 4 experts Tuomas Sauliala and Virve Leino, the company's Head of Research Antti Kangasrääsiö dives deeper into the science of autonomous vehicles and possible opportunities it may bring to co-operation between the university and industry.


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Virve Leino, Sensible 4

Virve has a computer science and entrepreneurship background from Aalto. Before Sensible 4, she worked in the autonomous driving industry in California and Gothenburg, Sweden. She is interested in enabling the shared, electrical, and autonomous future mobility to improve the quality of life for everyone.

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Tuomas Sauliala, Sensible 4

Tuomas has an electric engineering background from Aalto, and he has built his career in digital marketing and consulting. He is interested in the automotive sector and especially vehicle automation, software, and electric power trains.



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Antti Kangasrääsiö, Sensible 4

Antti has a Ph.D. in machine learning from Aalto, and he has built his career in industrial research applications. He is interested in control and statistical inference as well as tech organization management.

AI Challenges for Autonomous Cars

Machine learning and other artificial intelligence methods are an essential part of autonomous vehicle software. What are the challenges that these methods bring?

Ville Kyrki

Prof. Ville Kyrki, Aalto University

Ville Kyrki joined School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University as an Associate Professor in 2012. He serves as the head of the Intelligent Robotics research group.

His research interests lie mainly in intelligent robotic systems and robotic vision with a particular emphasis on developing methods and systems that cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain senses. His published research covers feature extraction and tracking in computer vision, visual servoing, tactile sensing, robotic grasping, sensor fusion (especially fusion of vision and other senses), planning under uncertainty, and machine learning related to the previous. His research has been published in numerous forums in the area, including IEEE Transactions on Robotics, International Journal of Robotics Research, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.


All talks

15 October | 5G

Elisa 5G Solutions for Autonomous Systems
Kimmo Pentikäinen, Elisa

Heikki Hämmäinen, Aalto University

29 October | Autonomous Driving

State of Autonomous Driving
Tuomas Sauliala, Virve Leino, and Antti Kangasrääsiö, Sensible 4

AI Challenges for Autonomous Cars
Prof. Ville Kyrki, Intelligent Robotics group leader, Aalto University

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12 November | Security and Safety

Cybersecurity and Safety-critical Systems
Dr. Ian Oliver, Nokia Bell Labs

Embedding Trust and Security into Networks
Prof. Raimo Kantola, Networking Technology, Aalto University

26 November

10 December

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