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 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.

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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.

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Latest Scientific Results

An overview of machine learning applications for smart buildings

Kari Alanne, Seppo Sierla 2022 Sustainable Cities and Society

Model checking reveals design issues leading to spurious actuation of nuclear instrumentation and control systems

Antti Pakonen, I. Buzhinsky, K. Björkman 2021 Reliability Engineering and System Safety

A Case Study of Utilizing the SMT Solver for Deployment Optimization of an IEC 61499-based Application

Tuojian Lyu, Jan Olaf Blech, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 Proceedings of IEEE 30th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2021

SMT-based deployment calculation for IEC 61499 control applications

Tuojian Lyu, Jan Olaf Blech, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, ICPS 2021

Towards cloud-based virtual commissioning of distributed automation applications with IEC 61499 and containerization technology

Tuojian Lyu, Udayanto Dwi Atmojo, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 Proceedings of 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2021

Evaluation of Permutation-Based Mutation Operators on the Problem of Automatic Connection Matching in Closed-Loop Control System

Vladimir Mironovich, Maxim Buzdalov, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, STUDFUZZ

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

Safety and security assessment of overall I&C architectures (SEARCH)

Antti Pakonen, Jarmo Alanen, Igor Buzhinskii, Atte Helminen, Joonas Linnosmaa, Timo Malm, Polina Ovsiannikova, Nikolaos Papakonstantinou, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 SAFIR2022 - The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2019-2022

Dynamic Adapter Connections for IEC 61499

Paavo Kajola, Jan Olaf Blech, Udayanto Dwi Atmojo, Valeriy Vyatkin 2021 Proceedings of 22nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2021
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