School of Electrical Engineering

Visit the School of Electrical Engineering

We organise visits for school groups or anyone interested in the field, to the Robotics Lab, Acoustics Lab, and the Electronics-ICT laboratory.

Would you like to visit the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University? We organise visits for school groups or anyone else interested in the field, to the Robotics Lab, the Acoustics Lab, and the Electronics-ICT laboratory. You can find more information about the laboratories below on this page.

Instructions for booking a visit

We offer two types of visit opportunities: 

  1. Groups and individuals can book a visit to their desired laboratory through the reservation calendar of that specific laboratory. Visits are scheduled for the last Friday of the month. The links can be found below in connection with each laboratory's description.
  2. School groups can book a visit that includes a tour of one or two laboratories, as well as a general presentation on electrical engineering studies. If you would like to book such a visit for your school group, please contact Charlotta Tuovinen via email at [email protected].

Our research infrastructure is primarily used for research purposes, which is why we recommend groups interested in both the presentation and laboratory visit (visit type 2) to schedule their visit primarily for the last Friday of the month when there are designated times for visits in the laboratories. However, except for the Acoustics Lab, we can also arrange other visit times while considering research usage.

Keltainen robotti / kuvaaja Aalto-yliopisto, Mikko Raskinen
Spot robot dog is one of the robots of the Robot Lab. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University

Robot Lab

The Aalto Robot Lab hosts a wide variety of mobile robots and robotic manipulators. We have four mobile robots: the Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog, the Fraunhofer Care-o-Bot 4 humanoid-looking service robot, an outdoor Clearpath Husky mobile platform, and a Robotis Turtlebot 3 mobile research platform. We also have two Franka Panda lightweight robotic manipulators. In addition to the robots, our lab features a motion capture area capable of tracking the precise motion of around 30 objects, as well as a VR/XR infrastructure.

The lab is a collaborative effort among three research groups: Intelligent Robotics, Mobile Robotics, and Robotic Learning research groups. The research conducted in the lab covers various topics in robotics, ranging from the correct utilisation of robotic manipulators to grasp and manipulate different materials, to exploring human spaces in a socially aware manner using mobile robots. A significant portion of the research focuses on understanding how to teach robots to perform complex tasks by combining human demonstrations, simulation, and AI.

Additionally, the lab hosts courses for bachelor and master students.

Please book your visit through this link: Visit to Aalto Robot Lab (Spring 2024)

Aalto Acoustics Lab, image: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Anechoic room at Aalto Acoustics Lab. Photo: Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University

Acoustics Lab

The Aalto Acoustics Lab has outstanding facilities for sound-related research. Lab has three anechoic chambers (Lampio, Köykkä and Wilska), a variable acoustics room Arni, a listening test room Otala and three independent sound-insulated booths. The lab also have standard acoustic measurement equipment and systems, such as measurement microphones and amplifiers, accelerometers, signal analyzers, sound level meters, an acoustic impedance measurement system, a laser Doppler vibrometer, and a dummy head. Additionally, the Aalto Acoustics Lab provides excellent audio reproduction systems for research and demonstrations, including reference-quality headphones and many Genelec loudspeakers.

The laboratory likely has Finland's quietest space: the background noise in the anechoic chambers is -2 decibels, which falls below the human hearing threshold.


You can visit the Acoustics Laboratory on the last Friday of every month. 

Please book your visit through this link: Visit to Aalto Acoustics Lab (Spring 2024)

Antenna chamber. Photo: Unto Rautio / Aalto University

Electronics-ICT Lab

In Aalto Electronics-ICT, we engage in research and teaching in the fields of microelectronics, antenna and microwave engineering, and space technology. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities enable us to conduct leading research in these globally active scientific areas. Here is a brief overview of our main laboratory spaces:

  • IC Lab: The IC Lab features test facilities for analog, mixed-mode, RF, and millimeter-wave integrated circuits. Inside an electromagnetically shielded room, we have test instruments capable of operating up to a frequency of 70 GHz. These instruments include vector network analyzers, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and an FPGA-based environment for testing high-complexity digital circuits. During your visit, you will witness the small size of silicon dies and examine their contents using a microscope.
  • MilliLab: MilliLab, a joint laboratory between VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, serves as the European Space Agency (ESA) External Laboratory on Millimeter-Wave Technology. MilliLab is equipped with measurement instrumentation, including a probe station, enabling operations up to 1000 GHz.
  • THz Lab: The THz Lab focuses on studying the challenging frequency range beyond conventional radio waves but below light frequencies. At Aalto, we explore this frequency range and develop new innovative solutions for sensing and healthcare. The lab houses various ad hoc measurement setups depending on ongoing measurement campaigns.
  • Antenna chambers: We have three antenna measurement ranges for different frequency bands: up to 6 GHz, 60 GHz, and 1.1 THz. In the largest 60 GHz antenna site, you can experience electromagnetic silence.
  • Space Lab: Aalto University is the birthplace of Finnish CubeSats. In the Space Lab, you can observe the construction process of CubeSats and even have the opportunity to hold one. The lab includes a vacuum chamber and a high magnetic field generator for satellite testing, a clean room for assembly, and a ground station for communication during satellite missions.
  • Vilho Väisälä's Workshop: As an essential part of electrical engineering education, the design and implementation of experimental electromechanical systems and devices are included. In Vilho Väisälä's workshop, you will have the opportunity to see how our students build and work on various projects.

Please book your visit through this link: Visit to Aalto Electronics-ICT Lab (Spring 2024)

Contact information

School groups can book a visit that includes a tour of one or two laboratories, as well as a general presentation on electrical engineering studies.

If you would like to book such a visit for your school group, please contact Charlotta Tuovinen via email at [email protected].

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