Author Archives: Aino Ahtinen

Visit to European Robotics Forum (13-15.3. in Tampere-talo)

European Robotics Forum visit provided a very pleasing overview to all kinds of robotic related topics and most importantly, it was a good opportunity to experience a great variety of different robots in action. There were small and large robots, … Continue reading

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International students love Pepper!

Hi everyone! It has been a month I am working on Pepper now and my Master thesis topic is related to the cultural aspects in Human-Robot Interaction. I am particularly studying the expectations of international students with Pepper depending on … Continue reading

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When our Pepper robot became a TV star…

The day full of Actor-Robot Interaction On Monday 19th of February the Human-Centered Robotics team was invited to YLE studios with Pepper. The purpose of the day was to shoot material for Robomestarit television series. Robomestarit is a production that … Continue reading

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Human-Centered Robotics project and teaching @ TUT

Hey there! We have started a new project around Human-Centered Robotics and UX in Robotics and you can imagine that we are very excited about it 🙂 The goal of the project is to develop competences of TUT and TIE … Continue reading

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Fysioterapeuttien mietteitä teknologiavälitteisestä etäkuntoutuksesta 3DFysio -projektissa

Kuntoutumiskeskus Apilassa toteutetaan kuntoutusta moniammatillisessa tiimissä, jossa fysioterapia on yhtenä osana. Kuntoutuksen tavoitteena on tukea kuntoutujien toimintakykyä ja selviytymistä arjessa. Fysioterapian tavoitteet lähtevät liikkeelle kuntoutujan tarpeista ja hänen itsensä asettamista tavoitteista. Fysioterapia voi olla esimerkiksi yleistä fyysistä aktivointia, motivointia arkiliikunnan … Continue reading

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New diploma thesis worker Aparajita will study social robotics

Moi! Olen Aparajita. I recently joined IHTE as a diploma thesis worker. I am working with Aino Ahtinen on Social Robotics, which is also the topic of my thesis. My thesis is concerned with studying the cultural factors that affect … Continue reading

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IHTE arranged a seminar on Social Robotics

IHTE has now had it’s first official action around a brand new research topic – social robotics and human-robot interaction. The seminar day included three lectures that were open for everybody. First, Dr. Mohammad Obaid from Uppsala University introduced us to … Continue reading

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Latest teacher assistant edition!

Hi lovely people! I am Joy Saina, the latest edition in the department. I am working as an assistant to Aino Ahtinen on the Psychology of Pervasive Computing course, as well as Cross-Cultural Design course. I am currently a student at … Continue reading

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Robot Ladies in Tekniikan päivät with Nao

Tekniikan päivät 2017 in Tampere-talo attracted a huge amount of visitors and it was especially nice to see how many kids were there enjoying the miracles of technology – drinkrobot, insectfood, measurement devices, Lumate workshops.. and our tiny, cute and … Continue reading

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Etä/digikuntoutuksen haasteet – työpaja Kansaneläkelaitoksella

3DFysio -digikuntoutusprojektin puitteissa pääsimme eilen fysioterapeutti Katja Kellbergin kanssa osallistumaan mielenkiintoiseen työpajaan, jossa pohdittiin etä/digikuntoutukseen liittyviä haasteita ja niiden ratkaisuja. Mukana oli Kelan etäkuntoutushankkeesta monia projekteja liittyen hyvin monenlaisiin kuntoutuksen osa-alueisiin, mm. aivovammat, lasten puheterapia, fysioterapia, psykoterapia. Kelan Jarkko Honkonen … Continue reading

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