Research and development

The research and development centre of RoboAI offers companies product development services connected to automation, robotics and AI as well as start-up services for students and new entrepreneurs.

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RoboAI R&D Centre

The goals of the centre include e.g.:

  • to support the growth of technology industry and enterprises, increase competitiveness and create a solid basis for industrial digitalization.
  • to offer a global joint use research infrastructure and high quality research and international product development for the companies to use.
  • to build and consolidate intellectual competence connected to robotics and AI in Satakunta as well as to ensure competent workforce for the enterprises in the region.
  • to support the foundation of start-up companies in the fields of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.



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RoboAI entity is financed by e.g. the following projects:

  • SAMK and Tampere University (TAU) Robocoast project, the goals of which are based on the so-called bridge agreement. i.e. resources are directed to consolidate positive structural changes in Southwestern Finland.
  • BaltSe@nior 2.0 -project - Innovative solutions to support BSR in providing more senior - friendly public spaces due to increased capacity of BSR companies and public institutions.
  • The main goal of DigiNepsy project is to support and promote with technological means the functioning and ability to work of neuropsychiatric people, who are of working-age or approaching the working-age. The project focuses especially on sensory overload and recovering from it, and supporting the structuring of everyday life and interaction with the help of technology.
  • GAMMA – GAMe-based learning in Mathematics: International Erasmus+ funded project to produce new scenarios and digital games for mathematics studies in secondary education institutions as well as a guidebook for teachers to utilize GBL tools and games in the teaching of mathematics. Project participants include higher education and secondary education institutions from Croatia, Finland and Greece, and a higher education institution from the Netherlands.
  • More startups and growth through digitalization and artificial intelligence project
  • Reactive Too – Reliable Electronics for Tomorrow’s Active Systems is a research-focused project that brings together a unique team of academic and industrial members. This team will form a tight confederation to tackle challenging aspects of Reliability and future developments in electronic systems. Applications of automotive and health care are of key interest. Organisations from Finland, France, Poland and the UK are involved.
  • RoboRFID - A novel combination of mobile robots and passive RFID for ensuring functioning of critical care environments during major crises.
  • Rokokoo – Robotics education as Guided Principle for High-Growth Companies project concentrates on creating new intellectual capital and spreading it in the region of Satakunta to increase the competitiveness of the enterprises in the region. A nationally significant further education entity focuses on ROS robot ecosystem, which again enables Satakunta to specialize in intelligent robotics.
  • In Satakunta DigiHealth project an ecosystem connected to digital services and welfare technology is created with emphasis on their competence, development and innovation. The ecosystem comprises an extensive network of actors and a toolbox that offers a versatile selection of alternatives for the planning, testing, development and service design of new digital and technological innovations.
  • Talentjourney project aims to narrow skills gap in manufacturing sector, in the field of Connectivity Devices and Services/CDS (IoT in smart manufacturing), which focuses on user-oriented, user-friendly and eco-friendly solutions.
  • TEKO – Efficient Engineering Workshop project aims at developing energy-efficient solutions for engineering workshops by utilizing new digital methods and technologies. The main results of the project will be new solutions for SMEs in the mechanical engineering industry. These solutions will be based on the demonstration, piloting and technology surveys of engineering workshops, and related to their production automation. The solutions will support the development and implementation of low-carbon strategies in engineering workshops.
  • The ultimate goal of TEKOS – inclusion with technology, efficiency with network project is to support communication, self-expression and inclusion by the means of smart clothing and smart furniture technologies utilizing constantly developing research and education. The project includes creating a network on the topic and developing and piloting new innovation ideas and methods in the network.
  • Future Hospital as Innovation Platform project enables applying and testing technological innovations in a clinical environment.  
  • Network cooperation to boost the availability of AI-based virtual technologies in rehabilitation project aims at bringing together expert groups in virtual technology, accessibility, rehabilitation and welfare to provide AI-based virtual technology competence to rehabilitation professionals and rehabilitees in order to promote their ability to study, work and function.
  • The goal of VTR Vision and technology refinery project is to combine the competences and networks of technology areas aiming at future innovations and to provide the tools and competences needed. In addition, the aim is to promote the reform of companies´ business activities in a comprehensive manner as well as the creation of new business opportunities.  VTR project provides the companies a possibility to trial and error development, where the goal is clear but to reach the goal different technology combinations need to be tested and refined, and new information widely searched for must be applied.
  • 3DPRINT-DnB: International Erasmus+ funded project, where a 3D printing study unit is planned and implemented with 3D printing study materials available on the internet for everyone, and to be used by higher education students as well as by basic and secondary education teachers. The cooperation partners include the University of Wolverhampton from the United Kingdom, Gazi University and Karabuk University form Turkey and enterprises from the United Kingdom and Turkey.


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