All the participants of the conference are invited to visit the TalTech research facilities on the second day of the conference, January 25 afternoon.
The Labs are located in the TalTech campus, within 5-15 minutes walking distance from the main conference hall. Time slots for the visits in each lab: 14:50-15:30 and 15:50-16:30.
The Lab Visits take place in small groups up to 10 pax, pre-registration needed.
It is possible to choose two labs of ones interest from the list below. Registration link with instructions for the Lab Visits has been sent to all the registered participants of the EstMil.tech on January 16.
The Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials
The Laboratory of Photovoltaic Materials, a part of the Department of Materials and Environmental Technology at Tallinn University of Technology, is dedicated to advancing the photovoltaic technology. Our research focuses on the development of a new type of environmentally friendly, building-integrated solar cells using innovative inorganic materials. Our technology stands out due to the unique characteristics of our solar cells, including their transparency, flexibility, and lightweight design. We employ a powder technology approach to manufacture the absorber material, and the entire structure can be produced using the roll-to-roll method, making our process truly distinctive throughout the production cycle. In addition to our research and development on powder technology, we are actively exploring various thin film technologies for fabricating materials used in semiconductor devices. Our research encompasses a wide range of materials, including two-dimensional binary chalcogenides, oxides, and multicomponent compounds such as Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 and Cu(In,Ga)Se2. Our research endeavors extend beyond inorganic semiconductors as we also investigate hybrid structures that combine the exceptional properties of both organic and inorganic semiconductors. This approach allows us to harness the best attributes of each material to optimize the performance and efficiency of the solar cells. Alongside our research efforts, we offer material preparation and characterization services to all interested parties. We provide comprehensive support to meet the specific requirements of academic institutions, industry partners or any other organization with an interest in solar energy materials. Location: room U06-239 (main building, ca 6-7 minutes walking distance from the conference area).
Industrial Robotics and Machine Vision Laboratory
Smart robot control systems and teaching robots for industrial applications. The lab offers the following: machine vision solutions, optics, and a selection of luminaires; a selection of camera types and interfaces; image processing software and basic operations; hyperspectral and multispectral imaging techniques; infrared cameras; use of stereo cameras; use of cameras in robotics and automation. The lab offers machine vision systems development, expertise, consultancy, research partnerships as well as training. Location: room NRG-201 (main building, ca 3-4 minutes walking distance from the conference area).
The e-Vehicles laboratory conducts studies and develops a wide range of electrical vehicles – light vehicles, electric cars, mobile platforms, water transport, drive parts of large transport vehicles, etc. In addition to the drive system and sensors, the laboratory focuses on issues related to the charging and electrical supply of transport vehicles, incl. testing of energy storage systems. Among other developments the e-Vehicles Laboratory is developing a digital twin of autonomous electric vehicle propulsion system and a specialized unsupervised prognosis and control platform for energy system performance estimation. Location: room NRG-103 (main building, ca 3-4 minutes walking distance from the conference area).
Flexible Manufacturing and Robotics Demo Centre
The Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) introduces the Industry 4.0 concept to students and companies. Here one can follow the full process of the system starts to fulfill the order with the push of a button, during which the mobile robot takes the product from the warehouse system and takes it to the CNC lathe for processing. The machined part is stored into an automated storage system with a mobile robot when the CNC lathe has manufactured the product. The system works until the entire order is fulfilled. Companies can test their automation solutions with these robots. Location: room U05B-208 (main building, ca 6-7 minutes walking distance from the conference area).
The Centre for Biorobotics
The Centre for Biorobotics focuses on underwater technologies, more specifically on underwater robotics inspired by biological principles, underwater sensing and underwater sensor networks. The Centre’s core competences are: - Robot locomotion in fluid environment - Underwater sensing - Underwater robotics - Experimental fluid mechanics - Sensor networks for environmental monitoring Location: ICT building, ca 13-15 minutes walking distance (NB! outside) from the main building/conference area. Room ICT-111.
The Applied Artificial Intelligence Research Group
The Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (Applied AI Group) conducts research in application of AI methods in various fields and systems. We investigate applicability of machine learning, ontology-based reasoning, automated theorem provers, knowledge discovery, common-sense reasoning, understanding natural language and other AI methods for solving digitalization issues of different industrial and governmental stakeholders. We also develop novel methods and systems for core natural language understanding and common-sense reasoning. Main expertise: - Knowledge and practice of AI technologies - Complex System analysis and AI based solutions development - Expert teams, with experience of real-life projects Location: ICT building, ca 13-15 minutes walking distance (NB! outside) from the main building/conference area. Room ICT-411.
Laboratory for Proactive Technologies
Today's smart environments are intertwined with cyber-physical and social systems. Such systems are often invisible to humans, but at the same time proactive - able to collect, exchange and process a lot of data and information. The Proactive Technologies Research Group (ProLab) focuses on theoretical and practical research on smart environments. Research includes data analysis, processing, modeling, simulation, and creation of digital twins to improve users' situational awareness and decision-making. Our Ad-hoc Networks and Agent Systems Lab researches and develops low-power wireless radio networks and sensor solutions. Such solutions are mostly based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and can be applied in the field of defense, for example, for perimeter protection, as well as in the urban environment for monitoring various types of noise pollution, air quality, or pedestrians and city traffic. In the laboratory, it is possible to familiarize yourself with various radio network devices and sensors. Location: ICT building, ca 13-15 minutes walking distance (NB! outside) from the main building/conference area. Room ICT-615.