[robotics-worldwide] VVV09: RobotCub Summer School Call for Participation

Paul Fitzpatrick paulfitz at liralab.it
Wed Apr 8 15:24:54 PDT 2009


This is a call for participation for "Veni Vidi Vici 2009",
the fourth RobotCub Summer School. Those who would like to
participate should email their name, affiliation, and 
(if you are not already a RobotCub participant) a CV to:
  vvv09-admin at robotcub.org 
no later than:
  May 6th, 2009
Places are limited. Your application will be acknowledged
within two business days, and notification of placement
will be made on May 7th, 2009.  If placed, you will be 
expected to formally register and pay by May 16th. The 
school website is available at:
  http://www.robotcub.org/summerschool
Best regards,
  The VVV 2009 team

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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VVV 2009, the Fourth RobotCub Summer School

Aim:
The RobotCub Summer School, "Veni Vidi Vici", serves to
consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering
for humanoid robots. Our goal is to foster long-lived
academic collaboration on robot software across the
boundaries and lifetimes of individual projects. The school
is hosted by the RobotCub consortium, a collection of
institutions working towards an open platform for humanoid
research. The RobotCub summer school is a peer-to-peer
event; there are no lectures, and no strict division of
instructors and students. All participants are expected to
be competent C/C++ programmers with an interest in working
with others (and an agenda of their own). The school
schedule will be organized flexibly around informal
tutorials from participants on modules they are working on
or interested in.

Format:
The school is structured as a series of hands-on practical
laboratory sessions, and informal talks. There will be real
robots to work with (including at least two full
humanoids). We will have a dedicated local network, with
wireless. Participants are expected to bring their own
laptop.

Topics:
Motor control, robot design, image processing,
communication, software engineering, machine learning.

Location:
This year the school will be hosted at the Mediaterraneo
Foundation in Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy.  See the
school website for venue details.  Comments on this venue
from last year -

  Vincent: "Nice and creative people"+"Dedicated organizers"+
  "Perfect location"+"Wonderful robot and software" = VVV08. 
  Thanks for this well balanced summer school. 

  Giacomo: Great experience! I really enjoyed accessing such 
  advanced robots, and working together with great guys. 
  The location was beautiful too. 

  Alexis: Such an amazing time with such wonderful people! 
  Interesting discussions, helpful and giving people and an 
  awesome location. :) Thanks everyone! It was a good time 
  living deeply and intensively, just what I needed! I hope to 
  see you again soon. Pura vida! 

  (for more, see school website)

Timetable:
We begin the school in the morning of Monday, July 20 2009,
and finish in the evening of Wednesday, July 29 2009 (with
people leaving during Thursday, July 30 2009). Sunday the
26th will be free.

Cost:
The summer school registration fee is 1250 euro. This fee
includes the school itself, food, and accommodation. Rooms
are shared between two people. A single room is 250 euro
extra (and subject to availability).

About RobotCub:
RobotCub is a project to study cognition through
robotics. Along the way, we are creating a completely open
design for a humanoid robot - open hardware, open software,
open mind. Our hardware designs and software are free and
open source. The RobotCub consortium is composed of 16
partners, 11 from Europe, 3 from Japan and 2 from the
USA. The coordinator is the LIRA-Lab at the University of
Genoa, Italy


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