”Every course should be like this” – summer school in Data-Enabled Design in collaboration with Särkänniemi offered unique learning opportunities (and fun rides)
Students in Human-Technology Interaction at Tampere University had a chance to dive deep into a new design methodology called Data-Enabled Design while enjoying the fun atmosphere at Särkänniemi amusement park. A thrilling start for the new semester was made possible in the summer school co-organized by Tampere University and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Stakeholders at Särkänniemi, including their CEO Miikka Seppälä, provided exciting practical challenges and future visions for students to work on. On Friday 25th of August, the course had its grande finale when students presented their ideas to Särkänniemi staff at the planetarium.
Korvaako tekoäly projektipäällikön - Projektinhallintapäivä 2023:n antia
Yhdeksäs jokatoisvuotinen maksuton Projektinhallintapäivä pidettiin 14.6. Hervannan kampuksen Tietotalossa. Edellinen kerta vuonna 2021 pidettiin vallinneen tilanteen vuoksi etänä ja nyt oli aika palata lähijärjestelyihin ja kampukselle.
Robostudio on Tour in Säätiöpäivät 2023!
On the sunny Tuesday 9th of May, 2023, we carried all of our Robostudio robots, their stuff and a lot of decorative materials all the way from Tietotalo to Konetalo. The way was long and full of obstacles, but it was worth it. We managed to create a fancy station with a lot of activity and noise to attract the attention of the visitors. By the way, Spot was the only robot that was walking there and back, and which we didn’t need to carry.
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.
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.
Kohti omaa kotirobottia – kahdeksasluokkalaiset LUMATE-valinnaisessa
Pikkolan koulun 8. luokkalaisten LUMATE-valinnaisaineen tunneilla vieraili syyskuussa sosiaalinen Alphamini-robotti Tampereen yliopiston lehtorin Aino Ahtisen avustamana. Alphamini esitteli sekä jumppataitojaan että kykyään kääntää sanoja kieleltä toiselle. Ihan aina Alphamini ei kuitenkaan ymmärtänyt, mitä hänelle sanoimme. Tästä huolimatta robotin puhetaidot tekivät suuren vaikutuksen.
We are all creative - A collaborative workshop about psychology and creativity between Teknillinen lukio and Tampere University
We (Human-Technology Interaction dudes) arranged a collaborative online workshop with Tampereen Teknillinen lukio. The goal of the workshop was to share our thoughts and stories about psychology, why is it needed, how can we utilize that knowledge, concentrating especially on the topic of “creativity”. University students shared their stories from their perspectives, and high school students presented their psychology project course outcome.
Kids-Robots Interaction and how kids approach robots
On Thursday the 5th of March, about 30 elementary school pupils from Nokia Kankaantaka school visited Tampere University Hervanta campus to get familiar with social robots. The robots were Pepper the humanoid robot, Elias the NAO robot, the telepresence robot, and Cozmo, which we facilitated. The pupils from 4th to 6th grades and two teachers were very excited to get to know the robots after a 45-minute bus ride to Tampere. It seemed that most of them didn’t have previous experience in interacting with robots. After the introductions, the pupils were divided into groups and it was time to start the phase that everyone was probably looking for. Groups rotated from robot to robot, and each group had around 10 minutes to meet each of them. Although the time was limited, it was enough to demonstrate a few features, let the pupils participate and keep them engaged and interested.