Walking outdoors with TAssU – An extraordinary pilot about the dog robot with GettingBetter Oy and nursing home Viola-Koti
It was the last day of October 2022, when Boston Dynamics robot, Spot alias TAssU, arrived at the outdoor yard of Viola-Koti, a local nursing facility in the city center of Tampere, to prepare seniors for the upcoming winter by initiating inspirational outdoor physical activities in the group setting.
Digital Storytelling on Psychology in Human-Technology Interaction 2022 course
Already for the third time, we had an assignment called Digital Storytelling on the course Psychology in Human-Technology Interaction. On this assignment, students have a possibility to reflect on their learnings on one course topic selected by themselves and make connections between their own life and this specific course learning. Also this year, the stories are just amazing.
Who is the yellow dog? It’s TAssU Spot Robonen!
It was a gloomy, cold Friday in October, yet we had so much energy and excitement within ourselves. Robostudio, in collaboration with AIHub Tampere and Gamification Group of Tampere University, organized a dog agility competition, and it is not an ordinary dog! It's our very own Spot from Boston Dynamics.
A Real Head Turner: Exploring the Campus with The Boston Dynamics Spot Robot Dog
Technology never fails to amaze us with its advancements, making our lives a little more comfortable in the process. It might be an exceedingly difficult question to answer whether technology has adapted to human needs or humans have adapted to technological solutions as a part and parcel of their lives. The world of today might as well have been a killer science fiction story from 50 years ago. Something we have seen many times in science fiction movies suddenly jumps right in front of us. Such an event recently took place in Robostudio at Tampere University. And it's safe to say that this event felt as close as it gets to a scary robot uprising, but somehow in a positive manner!
Annual Symposium for Computer Science 2022 - the wrap-up
The Annual Symposium for Computer Science, or as friends call it, “CS Days” (TKT-päivät), is an annual meeting place for teachers, researchers, students and other interested parties active in the field of Computer Science, in the term’s broadest sense. It is supported by the Finnish Society for Computer Science, which oversees who organizes the yearly event. The theme for the 2022 Symposium was “AI meets SE”, covering the intersection between the two fields: how can AI be used to help software engineering activities, how should software engineers take into account utilization of AI in their products, and what kind of software is there to implement AI. The 2022 Symposium was organized by the Tampere Software Engineering research group together with Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society.
AI Hub Audio and speech technology workshop in Paidia, Nokia Arena
AI Hub Tampere organized a complimentary full-day event at Paidia workspace in Nokia Arena, which happened to also be the site of the ice hockey world championship 2022. It was a joint workshop by AI Hub Tampere and MARVEL projects to discuss the applications of audio and speech technology, AI theory, data security questions, and trying out some hands-on programming tutorials.