[robotics-worldwide] International School in Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ISRIS 2009)

Ayanna M. Howard ayanna at ece.gatech.edu
Fri Feb 20 09:37:15 PST 2009

International School in Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ISRIS 2009)
Focus theme: Assistive robots and systems for healthcare and
rehabilitation will take place in Iasi, Romania July 22-26, 2009

The school will consist of lectures, lab/demonstrations and interactive
sessions in the following subject areas: Prosthetic Technologies, 
Recuperative Systems, Exoskeletons,Therapeutic/Surgery Robotics,Assistive
and Caregiving Robotics, Bio-signal collection and information processing,
Intelligence for robotics and prosthetic devices.

Target audience: PhD-level researchers - those currently pursuing the
degree, seriously considering, or having completed the PhD and showing
interest in the topics of the school.

Confirmed School Lecturers (more to be added)

    * Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
    * Eddie Tunstel, Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins University, USA
    * Alberto Rovetta, Univerity of Milan,Italy
    * Jos Vander Sloten, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    * Dirk Lefeber, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    * Frederic Colledani, CEA, France
    * Adriana Tapus, University of Southern California, USA
    * Paul Botez, UMF, Romania
    * Michael A. Newell, JPL/Caltech, USA
    * Dragos Arotaritei, UMF, Iasi, Romania
    * Tughrul Arslan, University of Edinburgh, UK
    * Adrian Stoica, JPL/Caltech, USATarget audience:

ISRIS 2009 is part of AT-EQUAL 2009 which also includes:

LAB-RS July 22-24, 2009
2nd ECSIS Symposium on Learning and Adaptive Behaviours in Robotic Systems.

ARTIPED July 24-26, 2009
The Exploratory Workshop on Assistive and Recuperative Technologies for
Injured, ill, Pregnant, Elderly and people with Disabilities ISRIS will
take place over the entire duration of the two events (LAB-RS and
ARTIPED). Students will be able to attend evening invited presentations at
these events.

ISRIS 2009 will take place in Iasi, Romania. The capital of the medieval
principality of Moldavia, Iasi is a city immersed in history and culture,
yet trendy and vibrant due to the tens of thousands of university students
that live in Romania’s oldest - and second largest  -university city.  The
program will include a tour to the famous painted monasteries of Northern
Moldavia and Iasi sightseeing.

Applicants should submit a CV and a short (up to one page) description of
interests to Adrian.stoica at jpl.nasa.gov, with subject ISRIS  2009
Application. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. The
school will be limited to 40 students. To secure a place it is advised to
apply early.

School Directors:

    * Ioan Doroftei,Tech UnivIasi, Romania
    * Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    * Adrian Stoica, NASA-JPL, Caltech,USA

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