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TAUCHI Research Center 25-year Anniversary Event

Tampere University
LocationKanslerinrinne 1, 33100 Tampere
Pinni B Building, Auditorium B1096 (1st floor, at the main entrance)
18.11.2022 9.00–14.00
Registration deadline: 16.11.2022,23.59
Entrance feeFree of charge
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TAUCHI Research Center in Tampere University has existed in different forms for 25 years, focusing on research in human-technology interaction. During this time, we have collaborated with hundreds of companies and recognized universities both nationally and internationally. Today, TAUCHI consists of five research groups and about 60 researchers.

We’ll commemorate the anniversary by organizing a seminar in Tampere on Friday, November 18th, 2022, at 1012. Before and after the seminar session we provide the participants with a chance to personally experience the latest research in the field through interactive demos.

Come to meet us and experience the possibilities of the latest multimodal interaction technologies, including, e.g., gaze interaction, haptic feedback, olfaction technologies and extended reality!

The program:

From 910 Demos running in TAUCHI laboratories,
Pinni B building floors 0-2

From 1012 Anniversary Seminar including invited speakers,
Pinni Auditorium B1096

The anniversary seminar includes interesting talks about the future of human-technology interaction, from different perspectives. The invited speakers are:

Marja Salmimaa, Distinguished Research Leader, Nokia Bell Labs
Vesa Varjonen, Vice President, Research and Technology, Planmeca
Sanni Siltanen, Senior Ecosystem Lead, DIMECC

In addition, professors from TAUCHI give their personal views of the future.

From 1214 Demos running in TAUCHI laboratories,
Pinni B building floors 0-2.

The two demo sessions are identical. More information will be provided for registered participants.

From 14:3015:30 Bonus program,
Nokia Arena, Paidia Living Lab.

The day may be completed with a public Panel discussion in Mindtrek:
Is human-centered AI a priority in industry?

Organizer: Prof. Kaisa Väänänen, Tampere University
Moderator: Prof. Thomas Olsson, Tampere University

Kristiina Härkönen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Gofore
Manu Setälä, Research Director, Solita
Mikko Muhonen, AI Specialist, twoday AI Works

The panelists are experts from the industry. They are working on sustainable AI / human-centered AI.

Photo: Mirella Mellonmaa / Business Tampere


TAUCHI Research Center, Unit for Computing Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

Target audience

Academics, Industry, General public

Further information

Prof. Roope Raisamo, phone 050 5702 007