Aalto Factory of the Future

Aalto Factory of the Future

The Aalto Factory of the Future is a facility for innovation and education of future industrial automation, industry 4.0 and beyond. It is a space shared by humans, robots and production stations, which 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.

We are interested in enabling technologies for production systems that include: Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0 architecture, Industrial Internet of Things, wireless communication (5G, Wifi6), edge/fog/cloud computing paradigms, virtual integration, digital twins, remote commissioning, operation and predictive maintenance, human-robot collaboration, simulation, virtual and augmented reality. We invite companies and other stakeholders to collaborate with us!

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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.

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Collaboration Possibilities

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

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

Contact us for collaboration possibilities: [email protected]

Our Industrial, Research, and Educational Projects

Aalto Factory of the Future has been involved in various European and national projects:

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Aalto Factory of the Future. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto

Aalto University receives 1 million euros for software-centric industrial automation program

Schneider Electric donation of industrial automation technology, software licenses, and teaching support is to answer for growing need for automation expertise.

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Aalto University joins Reboot IoT Factory to reform industry with digital solutions – aiming at an impact of EUR 1 billion

Aalto Industrial Internet Campus has been invited to participate in the second phase of Reboot IoT Factory ecosystem that develops digital solutions for the Finnish manufacturing industry.

Aalto Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future deploys indoor 5G and WiFi6 to support manufacturing research

Students and researchers can use the new facility to explore the applications of cutting-edge communications technologies in Industry 4.0.


Latest Scientific Results

An overview of machine learning applications for smart buildings

Kari Alanne, Seppo Sierla 2022 Sustainable Cities and Society

Whitening CNN-Based Rotor System Fault Diagnosis Model Features

Jesse Miettinen, Riku-Pekka Nikula, Joni Keski-Rahkonen, Fredrik Fagerholm, Tuomas Tiainen, Seppo Sierla, Raine Viitala 2022 APPLIED SCIENCES

Concept Drift Analysis by Dynamic Residual Projection for effectively Detecting Botnet Cyber-attacks in IoT scenarios

Hanli Qiao, Boris Novikov, Jan Blech 2022 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

A taxonomy of machine learning applications for virtual power plants and home/building energy management systems

Seppo Sierla, Mahdi Pourakbari-Kasmaei, Valeriy Vyatkin 2022 Automation in Construction

Novel development tool for IEC 61499 based on domain-specific languages

Radimir Sorokin, Sandeep Patil, Valeriy Vyatkin 2022 IFAC-PapersOnLine

Toward Dependable Model-Driven Design of Low-Level Industrial Automation Control Systems

Nan Zhou, Di Li, Valeriy Vyatkin, Victor Dubinin, Chengliang Liu 2022 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Vladimir E. Zyubin, Andrei S. Rozov, Igor S. Anureev, Natalia O. Garanina, Valery Vyatkin 2022 IEEE Access

On Modelling of Edge Datacentre Microgrid for Participation in Smart Energy Infrastructures

Nikolai Galkin, Chen-Wei Yang, Yulia Berezovskaya, Mattias Vesterlund, Valeriy Vyatkin 2022 IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society

Visual counterexample explanation for model checking with OERITTE

Polina Ovsiannikova, Igor Buzhinsky, Antti Pakonen, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 Proceedings of 2020 25th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS 2020
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