[robotics-worldwide] Summer School on Rescue Robotics in Benicassim (Spain) - preliminary announcement

Enric Cervera ecervera at icc.uji.es
Mon Apr 14 05:47:01 PDT 2008


Dear colleagues,

For the 8th edition of its well-known summer school, the Intelligent  
Robotics Lab of Jaume-I University, in collaboration with the  
Sheffield-Hallam University (UK) organizes a tutorial on the  
engineering, scientific and application domain of rescue robotics,  
sponsored by the IST-FP6 Guardians and ViewFinder EU Cognitive Systems  
projects:

http://www.robot.uji.es/research/events/iurs08/

Rescue robotics has emerged in recent years as an active research  
field, providing valuable assistance in urban rescue tasks after  
catastrophes (e.g. earthquakes) or incidents like fire or accidents  
involving hazardous materials.

According to this trend, the school will provide to an audience with  
an engineering background the basic insights about the technology,  
science, and domain issues that may be instrumental in successfully  
applying rescue robotics in the real world.

The school instructors are leading world experts in the field, who  
work actively in past and present cross-disciplinary projects  
involving partners from technology and emergency responders.

Confirmed lecturers:

* Robin Murphy (Univ. South Florida, USA)
* Roland Siegwart (ETH Zurich, Swtzerland)
* Shigeo Hirose (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
* Anibal Ollero (University of Sevilla, Spain)
* Andreas Birk (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)

Graduate robotics students will have a unique training opportunity in  
this emergent and fast-evolving domain, closely interacting for one  
week with some of the top-level researchers in the world in this  
field, as well as with fellow students.

The school will take place during next September, for the whole week  
15-19, in Benicàssim (Spain), at 300m from the Mediterranean coast.  
Four sessions of 90 minutes will be held every day, for a total of 30  
hours of lesson. Attendance is limited to 40 students. Registration  
fees, covering course material, accommodation and meals, are 500€.  
Remote participation is also offered. Registration fees, covering  
course material and attendace certificate, are 100€.

The official site of the school will be the Hotel Intur Bonaire, and  
the lectures will be held in a special room of the hotel offering up- 
to-date technology for conferences and meetings.

Speakers ans students will be accommodated in the Hotel Intur Bonaire  
and in the nearby (50 mts.) Hotel Intur Azor.

The official language of the school is English.

General Chair:
* Jacques Penders, SHU, UK
Program Chairs:
* Enric Cervera, Jaume-I University, Spain
* Yvan Baudoin, RMA, Belgium
* Raul Marin, Jaume-I University, Spain
Organization chair:
* Leo Nomdedeu, Jaume-I University, Spain

Request for information:
http://www.robot.uji.es/research/events/iurs08/
iurs at uji.es

Best regards,

Enric Cervera
UJI, Spain



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