Mechatronic Circus & Demo Day 2022

The sure sign of spring, the Mechatronic Circus, is here again. On Thursday 7.4. you can learn about smart devices built by students and take part in the Demo Day where researchers will present the latest research data on topics such as digital twins, machine vision and rotating machines.
Mechatronic Circus
Mechatronic Circus & Demo Day gathers together industrial experts, researchers and students.

The program is split to two tracks:

Demo Day 8.30–15.00

  • 8.30–9.00 Coffee (CS, lobby, Computer Science building, Konemiehentie 2). For coffee, please enroll
  • 9.00–12.00 Presentations (CS, lecture hall T1)
  • 11–14 Pea soup and donuts from field kitchen (K4, Mechanical Engineering building, Sähkömiehentie 4, location of entrance)
  • 12.15–15.00 Demo stands (K4, location of entrance)

Demo Day consists of presentations and demo stands by Aalto University's and company representatives.
Please note that the venue is changed during the event. The presentations will be streamed via Zoom for remote participation. Please register here to Demo Day.

Mechatronic Circus 10.00–15.00

Students present smart mechatronic devices built on mechatronics course.
Venue: Mechanical Engineering building K4, Sähkömiehentie 4, location of entrance)

  • 10.00–15.00 Mechatronics project course stands are open
    Seven projects in the Mechatronics lab, one in the Hydraulics lab, and one in the ARotor lab.
  • 10.00–15.00 Mechatronics exercises course stands are open
    11 projects in Mechatronics lab, upstairs and hallway
  • 11.00–14.00 Pea soup and donuts are available from from field kitchen
  • 11.00, 12.00, and 13.00 Circus show by Sanni Sarlin
  • 9:00-10:00, 11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00 Aalto Junior one hour workshops: Create traffic lights with Arduino. Enroll to [email protected] before 25.3.2022. Location: Kemistintie 1 B.

Both events are open for all.
Warmly welcome!

Let your contacts know about this by attending the LinkedIn event.

Demo Day presentations 9.00-12.00

Location: Computer Science building (Konemiehentie 2), lecture hall T1
(Remote participation available via Zoom: )

Title Person Time
Opening speech Jani Romanoff, Aalto University 9.03
Introduction to the Demo Day Kari Tammi, Aalto University 9.10
Konecranes Smart Factory and integration of cranes Jari Tuominen and Valtteri Peltoranta, Konecranes 9.20

Virtually validate your Smart Factory
   -Run virtual production through OPC UA with
    Opcenter MES
   -Validate virtual production with Tecnomatix Plant    

Markus Ranta, Juha Lunkka, and Fernando Garcia, Ideal GRP 9.40
Grinding Machine OPC UA data flow to the Smart Factory Thomas Widmaier, RollResearch International 10.00
Met4Wind: Metrology for enhanced reliability and efficiency of wind energy systems Tuomas Tiainen, Aalto University 10.10
☕ Coffee break ☕   10.25
AI-ROT: Condition monitoring of paper, cardboard and steel production lines with modern signal processing methods Raine Viitala, Aalto University 10.45

Fuzzy time-series data modeling: theory and anomaly detection on Regatta platform

Riku Ala-Laurinaho, Aalto University and Miika Valtonen, Remion 11.00
XR application development framework for a digital twin based smart crane Chao Yang, Aalto University 11.20
TwinWeb applications and Digital Twin Web Association Juuso Autiosalo, Aalto University 11.30
Innovation Foundation Henry von Schulman, Innovaatiosäätiö 11.45
Introduction to the demonstrations & Mechatronic Circus Pauli Salminen, Aalto University 11.55

Presentation slides are available at the bottom of this page.

Demo Day stands 10.00-15.00 and 12.00-15.00

Location: Mechanical Engineering 4 building (Sähkömiehentie 4), location of entrance


Person Time Location
Autonomous car A!ex Jesse Pirhonen 10-15 Outside
Small-scale maritime thruster test bench Sampo Haikonen 10-15 ARotor
Aerostatic bearings: frictionless and non-contact motion Mikael Miettinen 10-15 ARotor
Big Rotor: Air bearing Mechatronics project 10-15 ARotor
Open source tool for modeling torsional rotor dynamics Urho Hakonen 10-15 ARotor
Wireless IoT sensors for rotor system condition monitoring Ivar Koene 10-15 ARotor
How to measure and mitigate electrical runout in electric motors? Kalle Kinnunen 10-15 ARotor
Dolores: Large scale direct driven hydraulic test bench Ville Närvänen 10-15 Hydra
Test bench for development of differential cylinder direct driven hydraulic actuator Robin Granqvist 10-15 Hydra
Pneumatic booster Mechatronics project 10-15 Hydra
Excavator powered with energy efficient direct driven hydraulics Antti Sinkkonen 10-15 Warehouse
Factory control with digital twin documents Joel Mattila 12-15 White hall
Mixed reality with digital twin documents on HoloLens 2 Xinyi "Joyce" Tu 12-15 White hall
Ilmatar crane in VR with Varjo & Oculus headsets Riku Ala-Laurinaho 12-15 White hall
Innovaatiosäätiö Henry von Schulman 12-15 White hall
Remion Regatta & fuzzy modeling Miika Valtonen, Remion 12-15 White hall
Virtually validate your Smart Factory Markus Ranta, Ideal GRP 12-15 White hall

We also welcome demo stands from guests, but our facilities are limited this year so we cannot accommodate many additional stands. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to have a demo stand at the event.



Outdoor map helps in arriving to the event and indoor map helps to navigate in the K4 building during the event.

Presentation slides

Slides from the Demo Day presentations.

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