The MORE project offers a truly intersectoral and multidisciplinary training programme to equip the eight ESRs with a with a skill set that is unique and in high demand by the HDM industry in a growing yet changing market, with new requirements for new technologies, products and qualified staff.

The MORE training programme includes local and network-wide training activities which cover research including science, technology and industry as well as transferable skills training.

Introduction Week (Virtual), 14. - 16. September 2020

The first MORE training week was organised by Tampere University and held online to bring together representatives from the MORE Beneficiaries and Partner Organisations as well as the recruited ESRs.

Day 1 – 14. September 2020 – Icebreaker
The first day of the meeting focused on introducing the project and the MORE ESRs. Each ESR prepared a three minute presentation to present their individual projects. The participants gave feedback on the talks and had the opportunity to ask questions.  The company partners Deere, Liebherr and HIAB also introduced their organisations and roles in the project.

Day 2 – 15. September 2020 – Automation and Autonomy: Today and Tomorrow 

The second day consisted of further company introductions from Bosch Rexroth, Volvo, Novatron and GIM who are all involved in the MORE project. Presentations on mobile and autonomous mobile machines were held to bring the innovations being researched in MORE closer to the ESRs.

Day 3 – 16. September 2020 – Dialogue

The final day of the meeting aimed to facilitate creating a dialogue and networking between the participants, especially the ESRs. For this, the ESRs received training on the principles of dialogue in action which is extremly important in online meetings. Afterwards, TAU organised online “sauna sessions” to bring participants together in smaller teams for deep discussions on the different ESR projects.

2nd Industry Workshop (Virtual), 3. - 4. March 2021

The second Industry Workshop was organised by Örebro University. In total, MORE will organise five Industry Workshops with the objective to provide ESRs and other experts with the knowledge and the tools to better understand the current and future challenges in the research topics covered by MORE. The focus of the two day workshop was on Autonomous Navigation of HDM Machinery and consisted of a number of presentations from experts in the field.

Day 1 – 3. March 2021

  • Autonomous HDM operation  – Reza Ghabcheloo (TUT)
  • Model predictive control autonomous haulers – Johan Sjöberg (VCE)
  • Positioning and mapping for field robots – Juhana Ahtiainen (GIM Robotics)
  • Robot Operating System (ROS) – Henrik Andreasson (ORU)

Day 2 – 4. March 2021

  • Fully Automated Harbours: Position Measurement of the Container Handling Machine – Pekka Yli-Paunu (HIAB)
  • Under the Radar – System-Level Self-Supervision for Perception and Navigation – Ingmar Posner (Oxford)
  • Human Motion Prediction for save and efficient operation in shared environments – Andrey Rudenko (Bosch)
  • Decision making under uncertainty – Joni Pajarinen (TUD & Aalto)

The workshop was closed with a round table between the speakers and Early Stage Researchers to present their topics and ask any open questions in relation to the presented topics.

Future training events

1st Annual MORE Network Event

Business skills training, industry site visits, work progress, management and outreach update

Karlsruhe, Germany

planned for January 2021

3rd Industry Workshop

AI, Robotics, Automation

Tampere, Finland

planned for July 2021

2nd Annual MORE Network Event

Scoial skills training, industry site visits, work progress, management and outreach update

Orebro, Sweden

planned for January 2022

4th Industry Workshop

Power Systems in HDM Machinery

Karlsruhe, Germany

planned for July 2022

3rd Annual MORE Network Event

Career planning workshop, generic skills training, industry site visits, work progress, management and outreach update

Tampere, Finland

planned for January 2023

Final MORE event ‘MORE and more’

Final presentations, demonstrations and outreach

Tampere, Finland

planned for May 2023

International conferences

Organisation of specials sessions at key international conferences

Various locations

Starting as of May 2021