Ville Kyrki

Ville Kyrki

Professori (Associate professor)
T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Associate professor)

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 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 and manipulation, sensor fusion, 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.

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Maarintie 8 02150 Espoo Finland
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Research groups

  • Intelligent Robotics


Differential Dynamic Programming with Nonlinear Safety Constraints Under System Uncertainties

Gökhan Alcan, Ville Kyrki 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Active Visuo-Haptic Object Shape Completion

Lukas Rustler, Jens Lundell, Jan Kristof Behrens, Ville Kyrki, Matej Hoffmann 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

A Bidirectional Soft Biomimetic Hand Driven by Water Hydraulic for Dexterous Underwater Grasping

Haihang Wang, He Xu, Fares Abu-Dakka, Ville Kyrki, Chen Yang, Xin Li, Siqing Chen 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Manipulation of granular materials by learning particle interactions

Neea Tuomainen, David Blanco-Mulero, Ville Kyrki 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Social Robot Co-Design Canvases

Minja Axelsson, Raquel Oliveira, Mattia Racca, Ville Kyrki 2022 ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction

Deformation-Aware Data-Driven Grasp Synthesis

Tran Nguyen Le, Jens Lundell, Fares Abu-Dakka, Ville Kyrki 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Increasing the Efficiency of Policy Learning for Autonomous Vehicles by Multi-Task Representation Learning

Eshagh Kargar, Ville Kyrki 2022 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles

GNSS-denied geolocalization of UAVs by visual matching of onboard camera images with orthophotos

Jouko Kinnari, Francesco Verdoja, Ville Kyrki 2022 20th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2021

Robots and the Future of Welfare Services – A Finnish Roadmap

Marketta Niemelä, Sari Heikkinen, Pertti Koistinen, Kalle Laakso, Helinä Melkas, Ville Kyrki 2021

A Novel Soft Robotic Hand Design With Human-Inspired Soft Palm

Haihang Wang, Fares Abu-Dakka, Tran Nguyen Le, Ville Kyrki, He Xu 2021 IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION MAGAZINE