[robotics-worldwide] IEEE/RAS Scholarships for IEEE-RAS/IFRR SCHOOL ON SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE ROBOTICS
Stoica, Adrian (3475)
adrian.stoica at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Jun 4 14:43:37 PDT 2010
IEEE/RAS scholarships available to support qualified candidates for:
IEEE-RAS/IFRR SCHOOL ON SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE ROBOTICS
Technical University of Iasi, Iasi ROMANIA
12-17 July 2010
Lectures will be given by the following Professors: Paolo Fiorini (Italy), Rachid Alami (France), Anna Esposito (Italy)
Dirk Lefeber (Belgium), Karsten Berns (Germany), Javier Mingues (Spain), Mohamed Chetouani (France), Mustafa Erden (France), Geert De Cubber (Belgium), Daniel David (Romania and USA), Adrian Stoica (USA).
The school is one of several events during the Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Quality of Life (AT-EQUAL) 2010 series, and includes a common panel and a joint plenary session featuring world-known experts including Professors: Oussama Khatib (Human-centered robotics, Stanford U.), Julian Savulescu (Medical Ethics, Oxford), Charles Kessler (Health/Stem cell, European Commission),Brendon Noble (Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh), Rudiger Dillman (Anthropomatics, Karlsruhe), Thomas Webster (Nanotechnology/implants, Brown), etc.
Deadline for applications: 20 June 2010
This is the fifth summer school offered through co-sponsorship by the IEEE
Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the International Foundation of
Robotics Research (IFRR) . The aim of the event is to provide high quality
of education in a chosen theme. This occurs through interaction with
internationally distinguished researchers in an informal classroom
setting as well as through joint student exercises, and hands-on
experiments. The goal is not only to acquire scientific knowledge but
also to interact closely with prominent instructors, and to meet leading
researchers in the field.
The theme for this year's summer school is "Social and Cognitive Robotics"
and will be held in Iasi, Romania, between July 12-17, 2010. The recent
trend toward developing a new generation of robots capable of operating
in human-centered environments, interacting with people, and participating
in and assisting our daily lives has introduced the need for robotic
systems capable of learning to use their embodiment to communicate and to
react to their users in a social and engaging way. Thus, social robots that
interact with humans have become an important focus of robotics research.
In the past few years a great deal of research has been directed toward
creating socially intelligent robots capable of exhibiting natural-appearing
social and cognitive qualities.
It is expected that the school will host 40 Ph.D students / Post-doctoral
students from across the world. While the School is operated on the basis
of tuition, a significant number of scholarships are made available by the
sponsors. The School organization primarily benefits from the generous
contribution of the lecturers' volunteering time.
For registration and scholarship information see the SOCORO website,
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