[robotics-worldwide] RSS early registration ends July 15th

Odest Chadwicke Jenkins cjenkins at cs.brown.edu
Thu Jul 6 07:10:40 PDT 2006


    Robotics: Science and Systems 2006
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    Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Dates:    August 16-19, 2006
    Web site: http://roboticsconference.org/

The RSS 2006 conference brings together researchers working on
algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics
applications, and analysis of robotic systems. High quality, original
papers are solicited in all areas of robotics. The final program is the
result of a highly selective review process designed to include the best
work in every category. The conference format is single track to give
attendees an opportunity to see the best research in all areas of
robotics. The program includes invited talks as well as oral and poster
presentations of refereed papers. All papers presented at the conference
will be published in the conference proceedings by MIT Press and will be
made freely available for download on the Internet. The main conference
will be followed by one day of workshops. A concerted effort has been
made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student
attendees.


Program:  http://roboticsconference.org/technical.shtml
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The RSS 2006 advance technical program is now available online.  The RSS
2006 advance technical program is now available.  It features oral and
poster presentations featuring original work in diverse areas of robotics.


Invited Speakers:
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    Tom Daniel
    Biology Department, University of Washington

    Hiroshi Ishiguro
    Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University

    Takeo Kanade
    Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Jovan Popovic
    MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

    Yoshi Nakamura
    Department of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo


Workshops:  http://roboticsconference.org/workshop_descriptions.shtml
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RSS 2006 features a series of technical workshops covering a wide
variety of topics, including Human-Robot interaction, motion planning,
microrobotics, and the DARPA Grand Challenge.  There will also be a
focused discussion on grand challenges found in each of these areas, as
well as a broader discussion of challenges facing robotics today.


Registration:  http://roboticsconference.org/registration.shtml
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The early registration period ends July 15th.  Register early and save!

Both full and student registration includes attendance to main
conference oral and poster sessions, as well as one half day workshop on
Friday, August 18, and one full workshop on Saturday August 19. In
addition, it includes one hardcopy of the conference proceedings, one
ticket for the conference banquet at the Kimmel Center for the
Performing Arts.


Boarding:  http://roboticsconference.org/staying.shtml
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The conference hotel is the Inn at Penn.  A special rate for the
conference will be available until July 13 or until the group block is
sold-out. Lower cost apartment style housing is also available.


Sponsors:
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RSS 2006 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Microsoft Corporation. The IEEE
Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of
Robotics Research are technical co-sponsors of RSS 2006.



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