[robotics-worldwide] CFP - Registrations Open: The Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Summer School 2012
raymond.sheh at robolit.com
Mon Jun 4 16:14:21 PDT 2012
The Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Summer School 2012
10-14 September 2012
Alanya Response Robot Test Facility, Alanya, Turkey
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!
Please see website for updated information.
The Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Summer School is a hands-on
summer school for graduate students and early career researchers on the
challenges and Best-in-Class solutions for Safety, Security and Rescue
This intensive five-day educational and development summer school has
been established by members of the SSRR research community, including
members of the Organising Committee of the International RoboCupRescue
Robot League, to better address the rapidly growing need for effective
robotic solutions in emergency response scenarios. The continuation of
the highly successful Rescue Robotics Camps held in Rome from 2004 to
2007, it will consist of single tracked lectures and multi-tracked,
focused, hands-on practical sessions lead by world class researchers,
developers and responders. It will also leverage the outcomes of the
preceding ROS RoboCup Rescue Summer School, such as common software
modules for autonomy and mapping.
This event is open to all graduate students and early career researchers
interested in a broad understanding of the SSRR field, coupled with
in-depth knowledge of specific topics of great current relevance. We
welcome applications from both inside and outside the RoboCupRescue
Robot League community. In particular we welcome those interested in
participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge and who would like to
leverage the wealth of experience from the RoboCupRescue Robot League
and the broader SSRR community.
Please visit the website at http://www.ssrrsummerschool.org/ and send
email to info at ssrrsummerschool.org if you have any further questions or
if you would like to be added to the low volume SSRR Summer School
announcements mailing list.
DATES and REGISTRATION:
The main summer school runs from Monday the 10th to Friday the 14th of
September, 2012. An optional tutorial on the Robot Operating System
(ROS) and the Gazebo simulator will be held on Sunday the 9th of September.
Registrations are now open! Please visit
http://registration.ssrrsummerschool.org/ for more information. Note
that space is limited and we will begin assigning spots to applicants in
late June so please apply early to ensure your spot at this event! The
hard cutoff date for applications will be late July but we anticipate
only a few spots will remain available to those who submit applications
close to this date.
Over the course of five days, single tracked lectures and multi-tracked,
hands-on practical sessions will guide researchers through a wide
spectrum of topics vital to the SSRR field, focusing on the needs of the
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)
communities. During the lectures, participants will gain a comprehensive
overview of the state-of-the-art in crucial areas of research and
deployed capabilities, as well as the experiences and needs of the end
users. Participants will also select one of several multi-tracked
practical sessions where they will work in small groups to generate
tangible outcomes, such as software implementations of Best-in-Class
capabilities, simulation components, user interfaces, standard test data
or new robot designs. Through these practical sessions, participants
gain an in-depth understanding and help to build an archive of open,
Best-in-Class implementations that everyone can use in their research.
Please see the website for a tentative program.
The Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics Summer School will cover topics
as diverse as locomotion, sensors, mapping, mobile dexterous
manipulation, operator interfaces, autonomous behaviours, high fidelity
simulators, end user experiences and requirements, and standard test
methods. It will teach Best-in-Class robotic capabilities demonstrated
in the international RoboCupRescue Robot League, and introduce
researchers to other emerging technologies and approaches. The Robot
Operating System (ROS) infrastructure and the Gazebo robot simulator
will be used as a common platform to ensure that developments at the
Summer School may be widely disseminated and built upon. The optional
ROS and Gazebo tutorial, held on the Sunday prior to the start of the
Summer School, will allow participants to come up to speed with these
software packages and learn about the latest developments from the
preceding ROS RoboCup Rescue Summer School. Please consult the website
for updated information.
This event will be held at the Alanya Response Robot Testing Facility,
managed by Robolit LLC in the city of Alanya, in the Antalya region of
Turkey. This soon to be completed facility will be equipped with the
DHS-NIST-ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Response Robots,
on which the RoboCupRescue Robot League competition is based. It is
co-located with the Drita Hotel, a 4-star all-inclusive Mediterranean
seaside resort. As a venue for technical workshops and summer schools,
the Drita Hotel will provide both conference and technical workshop
Alanya may be reached via regular scheduled flights by Turkish Airlines
and AtlasJet from Istanbul to Antalya, with connecting coach services to
Alanya. Local transfers between Alanya and the hotel will be included in
the Summer School registration. Please consult the website for more
details about getting to Alanya.
Attendees will be charged a nominal registration fee of $150USD, payable
on notification of acceptance in order to guarantee your spot. Attendees
will also be offered discounted 4-star accommodation at the Drita Hotel,
including transportation from Alanya, all meals, beverages and snacks,
for a cost of between $45.00 USD (triple share) and $81.00 USD (single
room) per person per day. Information on possible travel support will be
made available shortly, please subscribe to the mailing list by sending
email to info at ssrrsummerschool.org if you wish to be kept informed.
- Raymond Sheh, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
- Haldun Komsuoglu, Robolit LLC, NIST, Drita Hotel
- Tetsuya Kimura, Nagaoka University of Technology
- Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology
- Johannes Pellenz, Bundeswehr Technical Center for Engineer and Field
Equipment (WTD 51)
- Adam Jacoff, NIST
- Daniele Nardi, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
We look forward to seeing you in Alanya!
Dr. Raymond Sheh
raymond.sheh at robolit.com
Intelligent Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8230, USA
1829 Pine Street, Suite 404, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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