[robotics-worldwide] Int. summer research camp on Autonomous Intelligent Robots

Martin Huelse msh at aber.ac.uk
Wed Jan 28 05:35:58 PST 2009


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                        CALL for PARTICIPANTS


                  INTERNATIONAL SUMMER RESEARCH CAMP
                                 on
                AUTONOMOUS INTELLIGENT ROBOTS, (AIR 2009)


                        Aberystwyth University, UK,

                          June 23rd to 30th 2009


                     http://users.aber.ac.uk/msh/AIR/
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We invite applications for participation in a one-week
research camp on Autonomous Intelligent Robots, AIR 2009,
at Aberystwyth University, UK,
starting  June 23rd 2009, ending June 30th.


OBJECTIVES

The Summer Research Camp is aimed at PhD students and young
researchers in the fields of computer science, robotics,
autonomous systems, machine vision, biologically inspired
robotics, machine learning and engineering, but is open to
interested students in biology, psychology and neuroscience
etc. with a reasonable background and skills in robotics
and programming.

AIR is intended as a platform for work exchange, for meeting
other students and learning from each other by working in
small robotic related research projects of a maximum of five
people. It is an unique opportunity to see their own research
from a different angle and to gain the valuable experience of
applying competence and skills in new domains.

"Adaptation on different time scales" is the focus theme.
During the first two days we will have a Symposium on this topic,
where invited speakers and researchers from Aberystwyth University
present their views on this topic and related work. During the
symposium participants can briefly present their background as
well. Starting on the third day participants will work in research
projects. Every day there will be a closing session where each
team presents briefly the current state of their project. The
final presentation of the projects finishes the research camp.


PROJECTS

- Short and long-term changes in the appearance of things

- Artificial Endocrine System

- Embodied visual memory based on sensory-motor learning

- RunBot: Learning to walk, to run and walk again



INVITED SPEAKERS

- Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

- Guido Bugmann, University of Plymouth, UK.

- Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, UK.



The APPLICATION PROCESS has started!

In order to apply, send a brief CV and a Letter of Interest
(both documents max. 2 pages) describing your (1) current
research activities (PhD-project, or research you are involved
in etc.), (2) programming skills and (3) which projects your
are interested to work in and why. Please, indicate 1st, 2nd
and 3rd choice from the projects listed, since particular
projects might be full already. We also need to receive a short
letter of recommendation from your supervisor if you are a
PhD-student. Please provide all documents in pdf-format and
send them via email to Martin Huelse, email: msh at aber.ac.uk



FEE

- GBP 500.00 for students
- GBP 650.00 for non-students

Fee includes all accommodation and catering (breakfast, lunch,
dinner) for the full week. Fees can be invoiced to university departments.


MORE INFORMATION ...

and details about the research camp in general as well as
brief descriptions of the research projects can be found
on our websites:

http://users.aber.ac.uk/msh/AIR/

For further questions please contact:

Martin Huelse
Email: msh at aber.ac.uk
Phone: (+441970) - 622441


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