[robotics-worldwide] SKILLS Summer School 2011 - Call for Participation

Emanuele Ruffaldi e.ruffaldi at sssup.it
Thu May 26 04:42:41 PDT 2011

Apologies for cross posting.


Organizers: Prof. Massimo Bergamasco (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) Benoît 
Bardy (Université Montpellier 1) Teresa Gutierrez and Ana Rosa Carrillo 
(Fundación Tecnalia)

Date and Place: Castle of Gargonza (Arezzo, Italy) from 25th July 2011 
to 30th July 2011

Funded by EC FP6 SKILLS Integrated Project

The SKILLS Project ("Multimodal Interfaces for capturing and transfer of 
skill ") is funded under the 6th EC Framework Programme and is aimed at 
exploiting Virtual Environments and robotics technologies for capturing, 
storing and rendering human skills in different application domains 
(Sport & Entertainment, Surgery and Rehabilitation, Industrial 
Maintenance and Robot Programming). See http://www.skills-ip.eu/  for 
more info.
Several research topics in the field of motor learning, skill analysis 
and skill representation have been addressed in the SKILLS Project. A 
novel approach to the digital representation of skill has been developed 
and applied to specific case-studies implemented in nine physical 
demonstrators. Training protocols based on VE and haptics systems have 
been defined and evaluated on the demonstrators. The assessment of the 
transfer of skill in the different domains by the exploitation of VE 
technologies has been evaluated.
The knowledge acquired in the framework of the SKILLS Project can now be 
disseminated to a larger research audience than the internal SKILLS 
research community. The SKILLS Summer School 2011 "Skill learning and 
Virtual Environments" represents a first event for spreading the 
research results to young researchers and stimulating scientific debate 
on state-of-the-art topics on skill learning from a pure scientific 


The attendance to the SKILLS Summer School is open to application for 
European and worldwide PhD students working in the fields of research 
related to skill learning.  PhD students interested in attendance should 
provide a CV and a description of their research project in the form of 
an abstract to be later extended as a poster that will be presented 
during the Summer School.
Submissions of applications should be made online through the Summer 
School website


30th May 2011 - Deadline for Application Submission
20th June 2011 - Notification
25th July 2011 - Summer School Starts
30th July 2011 - Summer School Ends

More information can be found at http://www.skills-ip.eu/summerschool2011
For any inquiry, please contact the SKILLS Management Team at 
skills.summerschool at skills-ip.eu

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