Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future

The Aalto Factory of the Future is a facility for innovation, research and education and comprises a space shared by humans, robots and production stations. The facility serves as a platform for projects in the area of advanced information technologies applied to future production systems. It focuses on achieving revolutionary high flexibility by exploiting the architecture of modular autonomous intelligent production units. The enabling technologies for that include: Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0 architecture, Industrial Internet of Things, edge/fog/cloud computing paradigms, virtual integration, digital twins, remote commissioning, operation and predictive maintenance, human-robot collaboration, simulation, virtual and augmented reality. We are targeting both, the manufacturing industries as well as process industries.

The Aalto Factory of the Future is currently in the set-up phase and actively looking for students, industry and academic partners to engage.

View of the ENAS Demonstrator

Research Focus

From a research and innovation perspective the main capability of the Aalto Factory of the Future is focused on software architecture for industrial automation. We are particularly working on integrating flexible concepts for software deployment and reconfiguration with IIoT, digital twins and recent trends in IT-technology.

Collaboration Possibilities

Research and innovation work on software concepts shall be primarily supported by

  • Projects such as Business Finland and European Union projects (e.g., EIT Manufacturing and Reboot IoT Factory)
  • Student work (esp. Master and PhD students)

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Contact us

Jan Blech

Jan Blech

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Professor of Practice)
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Appointments, Honoured Published:

Independence Day awards presented

The Finnish Independence Day awards granted by the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö went to two employees of Aalto joint services.
Suomessa kehitettiin tekoäly, joka ymmärtää paremmin ihmisen tavoitteita
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Designing AI that understands humans’ goals better

To make a better smart assistant, we need an AI that understands its user and does not constantly need detailed instructions
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Researchers are importing electricity and internet connections to a Namibian village – required technology can be transported in a pickup

The initiative to be piloted on Independence Day seeks to aid the everyday lives of people in small communities while creating a framework for businesses.
Suomen Leijonan komentajamerkki
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Decorations for Aalto personnel on the Independence Day 2019

Kristiina Mäkelä, Ingmar Björkman and Martti Mäkelä receive the decoration of Commander of the Order of Lion.
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