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Finland / 20 employees

HUT has been working for 13 years in micro-robotics, micromanipulation and  micro-assembly: they developed various prototypes successfully applied to micro-robotics in bio-manipulation, micro-assembly, and inspection of optoelectronic components. They also have strong force working on modelling and control of micro-mechatronics and micro/nano-handling.


Heikki N. Koivo is a professor and the head of the Department of Automation and Systems Technology at Helsinki University of Technology (HUT). He received his BSEE degree from Purdue University, Indiana, the MS degree in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Control Sciences from University of Minnesota. Before joining HUT in 1995, he served in various academic positions at the University of Toronto and at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.  Dr. Koivo’s research interests include study of complex systems, adaptive and learning control, mechatronics, microsystems and wireless communication systems. He has authored more than three hundred scientific publications. He has been the principal investigator in more than one hundred research projects. Dr. Koivo is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, and Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. He was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation and member of the Administrative Council of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is a Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Technology.

Heikki Koivo :



Quan Zhou is the leading scientist in micro- and nanorobotics at the Department of Automation and System Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He received the M.Sc degree in Control Engineering and Dr.Tech. degree in Automation Technology from Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland. He also holds a professorship at the School of Mechatronics, Northwest Polytechnical University (NWPU), Xi’An, China. During the past decade, he has worked in Finland and China as principle researcher and research leader in over ten academic, industrial and European Union projects in micro- and nanorobotics and authored more than fifty scientific publications. Dr. Zhou’s research interests include micro- and nanohandling especially methods combines robotic manipulation and self-assembly, micro- and nanorobotics and automation, micro fluid-solid interactions, biomedical robotics and artificial intelligence.  Dr. Zhou is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Micro-nano Mechatronics.

Quan Zhou: quan.zhou@tkk.fi