ACAS BRIEFLY

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Autonomous devices, such as self-driving cars, unmanned aerial and marine vehicles, and smart factory robots are rapidly entering the mainstream. When these  objects are connected, they form (large-scale) networked autonomous systems that need to coordinate their actions and function interactively with human users in  a seamless way.

Autonomous systems is a rapidly developing field that contributes to further digitalization of the society by facilitating new services, increasing productivity,  improving safety, and using resources more efficiently.

Building on recent ICT and machine intelligence advances, we focus on large-scale, geographically-distributed

autonomous systems, that can coordinate their actions to accomplish complex tasks in uncertain and unstructured environments and with limited or no human intervention. We seek to develop reliable communication and computing platforms that can collect data from various sensors and interact with actuator units in real-time, and distributed control and computing methods that generate the machine intelligence that allows the system to adapt to the environment and perform its task autonomously. Such holistic systems research integrating various technology components is key for moving this area forward.

ACAS has three main focus areas: 1) Perception and Sensing, 2) Autonomy and 3) Communication and Computation.

GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION

RIKU JÄNTTI
Professor
Director of ACAS

Aalto University,
School of Electrical Engineering,
Dept of Communications and Networking

+358 50 597 8588
riku.jantti@aalto.fi

REINO VIRRANKOSKI
D.Sc. (Tech.)
Coordinator of ACAS

Aalto University,
School of Electrical Engineering,
Dept of Communications and Networking

+358 50 516 0454
reino.virrankoski@aalto.fi

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

RIKU JÄNTTI
Professor at ELEC
Dept of Communications and Networking

FOCUS AREAS
Communications infrastructure for autonomous systems, 5G ultra-reliable-low latency communications, massive machine type communications, and wireless
automation.

MATTI VAAJA
Assistant Professor at ENG
Dept of Built Environment.

FOCUS AREAS
Laser scanning, mobile mapping, change detection and 3D-models.

VILLE KYRKI
Professor at ELEC
Dept of Electrical Engineering and Automation.

FOCUS AREAS
Intelligent robotic systems and robotic vision, methods to cope with imperfect knowledge and uncertain senses.

MARIO DI FRANCESCO
Professor at SCI
Dept of Computer Science.

FOCUS AREAS
Computing infrastructure of autonomous systems, edge and fog computing, distributed systems, IoT protocols.