Olli Ohls and Sanna Huttunen: Making library robots a reality (through innovation)

Live-stream recording from a two-day conference “RESHAPE – Reshaping lives and libraries” in Helsinki, Finland. This live streaming video includes a presentation by Olli Ohls, Robotics Engineer, Futurice and Sanna Huttunen, Specialized librarian Central Library Oodi, ”How to be a human in the age of technology?”

Olli Ohls’s journey into Social Robotics started when he built Finland’s first life-size Humanoid Robot using a 3D-printer. The robot has been used in many Human-Robot Interaction scenarios like teaching sign language basics to autistic children, acting as an autonomous black jack croupier or co-teaching dance lessons. Currently he works at Futurice helping companies and organizations understand how to apply social robots to reimagine their business.

Sanna Huttunen is working as a Specialized Librarian in the Central Library Oodi. Her responsibilities include developing the Makerspace services together with other librarians but also with several partners from local companies, associations, schools and patrons. Her target is to create equal possibilities for all citizens to get inspired, learn, create and develop their skills. She has been working in libraries for the past five years. Her background lies in visual arts and she thinks that a library should be a hub for creativity as well as an open and safe space for all.

Reshape 2019 gathed librarians and other professionals from different countries to the newly opened, amazing Helsinki Central Library Oodi May, 6th – 7th, 2019. This year’s theme is Reshaping Lives and Libraries. It examined our changing work culture and how digital innovations are affecting how we work.

Read more:
Reshape 2019 program
Registration and information about speakers

See also presentations from previous years:
RESHAPE – People and Spaces (September 21st – 22nd, 2017, Paasitorni, Helsinki)
RESHAPE – Designing the future of the library (September 26th – 27th, 2016, Paasitorni, Helsinki)

Live-stream: Panu Somerma and Mikko Helander
Producer: Riitta Taarasti
Produced by Library Channel (Kirjastokaista), 2019

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