[robotics-worldwide] Flying Insects & Robots: Last call for contributions - March 31, 2007

Dario Floreano Dario.Floreano at epfl.ch
Mon Mar 19 01:20:15 PDT 2007


                              Last call for abstracts/demos/workshops

                                    International Symposium on
                                    FLYING INSECTS & ROBOTS
                                              http://fir.epfl.ch

                               Monte Verita', Ascona, Switzerland
                                          12-17 August 2007

The goal of the symposium is to advance the understanding of the  
biology,
technology, and intelligence of small flying animals and robots by  
promoting
an open discussion at the intersection of neurophysiology, ethology,  
zoology,
bio-mechanics, micro-engineering, neuromorphic engineering, and  
artificial
intelligence. Flying insects are marvelous micro-machines that provide
source of inspiration for the realization of intelligent micro-robots  
capable of
autonomous flight.

The symposium features keynote, invited, and contributed presentations.
There will also be hands-on workshops with flying insects and micro- 
robots.

The symposium takes place in a conference-equipped villa on the top of
a green hill overseeing a lake in the Italian-speaking part of  
Switzerland.

31 March 2007: Deadline for submission of abstracts, demos, workshops
30 April 2007: Notification of acceptance
12-17 August 2007: Symposium dates

Accepted abstracts will be published in the symposium proceedings.
Some travel grants for student authors of accepted contributions are  
available
upon request. Please check http://fir.epfl.ch for further information.

***Keynote speakers:
Michael Dickinson (Caltech)
Ron Fearing (Berkeley University)
Simon Laughlin (Cambridge University)
Martin Egelhaaf (Bielefeld University)
Nicolas Franceschini (CNRS Marseilles)
...and many more invited speakers (check on http://fir.epfl.ch)

***Organizing committee:
Dario Floreano (EPFL, Switzerland)
Mandyam Srinivasan (University of Queensland)
Charlie Ellington (Cambridge University)
Jean-Christophe Zufferey (EPFL, Switzerland)

***Sponsors:
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, EPFL
Armasuisse Science & Technology Division
Centro Franscini, ETH Council



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