[robotics-worldwide] Summer School on Robot Grasping

Antonio Morales morales at uji.es
Thu Jul 8 16:04:35 PDT 2010

September 27 - October 1, 2010
Benicassim, SPAIN

The Summer School on Robot Grasping will be held in Benicassim, Spain between the 27th of September and the 1st of October. It will be organized with the funding and collaboration of EU 7FP project consortiums, GRASP (http://www.csc.kth.se/grasp/), DEXMART   (http://www.dexmart.eu/) and HANDLE (http://www.handle-project.eu/). This will also constitute the 10th edition of the International UJI Robotics Schools. 

In the last few years there has been a increasing scientific interest in robot grasping and manipulation. This activity can be visualized in the number of projects funded by European Commission under VI and VII Framework program: PACO-PLUS, GRASP, HANDLE, DEXMART.  This interest has brought a wave of young students and researchers to the field who require a formation in the fundamental research topics.

This summer school aims to provide a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of robot grasping. The school will be mainly oriented to young students which are aiming to develop a thesis on the field, though other researchers will also be welcomed.

It will follow a multi-perspective approach ranging from analytical to biologically inspired views and from the mechanical design level to the cognitive point of view. The purpose will be to provide attendants an introduction of the fundamentals on each topic and an overview of the current main trends in the field.

A list of leading world lectures has been invited to give talks during the week. The confirmed lecturers are:

	• Matt Mason (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
	• Roderic Grupen* (University of Massachussetts, USA) 
	• Claudio Melcchiori (University of Bologna, Italy)
	• Rüdiger Dillmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
	• Jan Peters (Max Planck Institue for Biological Cybernetics, Germany)
	• Erhan Oztop (ATR, Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories, Japan)
	• Justus Pieter (University of Liege, Belgium)
                       * pendant confirmation

Antonio Morales (University Jaume-I, Spain)
Tamim Asfour (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

For further information and registration please check the web site:

For any question you can contact the organization through this e-mail:
iurs10 at uji.es

Dr. Antonio Morales
Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Universitat Jaume I		Tel: +34 964 728284 (office)
Av. Sos Baynat s/n		       +34 964 728294 (lab)
E-12071, Castellón              Fax: +34 964 728486


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