Author Archives: Aino Ahtinen

Brainwolking on Psychology of Pervasive Computing course

Written by Aparajita Chowdhury, the course assistant Let’s take our brains out for a walk! We have (again) been conducting an interesting activity on the course called Psychology of Pervasive Computing. The course is itself very interesting as it connects different … Continue reading

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Greetings from the robotic English class!

I call this research case as “a study of good mood and spirit”. Let me tell you why.. The long-term field study (3 months) of the language learning and teaching experiences with the social robot Elias (developed by Utelias Technologies) … Continue reading

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Project of the Day: Human-Centered Robotics (year 2018)

Human-Centered Robotics is a one-year project aiming to develop competences of TUT and Pervasive Computing Lab in human-robot interaction, from the perspective of the human. We are building new courses such as “User Experience in Robotics”, collaborating with various TUT … Continue reading

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TIE Nature Workshop around Robotics

“Aino, can we do this in weekly basis?” “Aino, can we do some more activities?” were the most commonly heard comments after the TIE Nature Workshop around Robotics, which was held in Kirskaanniemi trekking area (Lempäälä) on 11st of October, … Continue reading

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Attending NordiCHI workshop for Designing for Experiences with Socially Interactive Robots

Written by Aparajita Chowhury Hello everyone, Recently I have attended a workshop at Nordichi conference, which was organized by two researchers of TUT (Aino Ahtinen and Kirsikka Kaipainen) along with two other researchers in the field of social robotics. Since … Continue reading

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3DFysio -projektista, tervehdys!

Kirjoittanut Anu Lehtiö, projektitutkija, 3DFysio -projekti Päivitetäänpä hieman 3DFysio –projektin (Kelan etäkuntoutushanke) kuulumisia näin syksyn alkuun. Viimeiset haastattelu- ja kyselykierrokset etäkuntoutujille saatiin valmiiksi kesäkuussa. Laadullinen aineisto on nyt perattu analysoitavaan muotoon ja varsinainen tulosten seulonta käynnistynyt. Sovelluksesta tullutta logidataa vielä … Continue reading

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Teekkarilähettiläät were trained to show Pepper in events!

Ciao! Human-Centered Robotics team has become very popular since Pepper arrived. We are all the time asked to show Pepper in different kinds of events and happenings. Which is fun ofcourse 🙂 Pepper is such a star! However, as we … Continue reading

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Building a connection between Pepper and Fuksis

Hello everyone, This post relates both to my master’s thesis as well as Psychology of Pervasive Computing course 2018, where I work as a teaching assistant. Recently, I have conducted an interesting field study related to my master’s thesis, which … Continue reading

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ERC Grant received by Billy Brumley – Warmest congratulations!

This is how Billy describes his achievement and encourages other researchers to apply for it : What are the details of the project? Side-Channel Analysis (SCA) is an offensive security technique that targets secrets in implementations of security-critical devices. Examples … Continue reading

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Person of the day: University Lecturer Aino Ahtinen & wish for summer happiness :)

Hey everybody, my name is Aino and I work in the Lab of Pervasive Computing as a University Lecturer since April 2018 (as a Post-doc since 2014). I teach psychology (from the human-centered technology design perspective), human-centered robotics (human aspects … Continue reading

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