Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Group

BISG conducts internationally acknowledged multidisciplinary research in the areas of Data Analysis, Robotics, Secure Programming, and Bio-IT. The application areas of our research include optimisation of industrial manufacturing processes, industry 4.0, health and wellbeing systems, environmental monitoring with mobile robots, dependable Internet of things (IoT), and seamless artificial-natural systems.

Research Areas

Our DataAI, Robotics and OUSPG research groups are led by Professor Juha Röning and located at the Linnanmaa campus of the University of Oulu. The Bio-IT group directed by Professor Seppo Vainio is located at the Kontinkangas campus.


Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Group is involved in national and international research projects funded by the Research Council of Finland (formerly Academy of Finland), Business Finland and the European Union, and also collaborating with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


You can find our publications from the University of Oulu repositories:


In addition to scientific publications, the impact of BISG research is visible also through its involvement in standardisation bodies and in the innovation brought by its spin-offs.


We offer courses and supervision in our expertise areas.


To discuss possible employment or collaboration opportunities, or if you are looking for your thesis supervisor do not hesitate to contact us.