Seppo Sakari Heikkilä

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This paper describes the assessment of the most relevant astronaut assistant activities on the surfaces of the Moon and Mars and, furthermore, the robotic technology development requirements to implement these activities with a centaur-like outdoor service robot, called the WorkPartner. The activity assessment is done by extracting five common mission(More)
Space of two categories connects wievers emotionally with their own childhood. Each person entering the installation space creates a human-shaped view to the world of a little girl with their own shadows. The shadows act as gateways to another temporal state, which is illuminated inside shadows, normally dark and void. The installation deals with the(More)
Preface Infinite praise definitely goes to God Almighty, Who has given me strengths to accept and achieve this challenging task. I wish to thank my thesis supervisors, Professor Aarne Halme and Professor Kalevi Hyyppä for their expert comments and kind guidance. I would really like to thank my instructor Seppo Heikkilä for his kind support and time through(More)
— One problem in current human-robot task communication is the laborious need to define action and target object parameters for each task request. This paper's solution to the problem is to enable indirect task communication by mimicking the human cognitive ability to understand affor-dances, i.e. action possibilities in the environment with respect to(More)
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