[robotics-worldwide] 2nd Call for participation: ROS RoboCup Rescue Summer School 2012

Gerald Steinbauer steinbauer at ist.tugraz.at
Tue May 15 06:53:27 PDT 2012


ROS RoboCup Rescue Summer School 2012

When: 20 - 24 August 2012
Where: Graz, University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Website: http://www.tedusar.eu/cms/en/summerschool2012

RoboCup Rescue wants to foster the research on robots that can be used
in unstructured environments after natural or man-made disasters. The
ultimate goal is to develop assistance systems either robots or
software that can be used by first responder in the field. To speed
up the overall development, open source standard software solution for
RoboCup Rescue has already been developed in similar earlier workshops.
This summer school aims to continue the development on the open source
framework. Moreover, it aims to instruct new teams in order to allow
them to benefit from the common framework as well.

The ROS based framework will enable the teams to adopt quickly to world
class level, and to make good solutions reusable. The common framework
will enable the teams to focus on certain aspects, and to share their
solutions with the community easily.

Basic common modules, for instance for mapping, are already available
and used by different RoboCup rescue teams. In the summer school the
development of common modules for autonomy and user interfaces will
be in focus.

The summer school will be split up in two tracks:

Track 1: basic introduction to ROS plus hand-on exercises with the so
far developed common rescue robot software for beginners. The goal
of the track is that teams can use the existing common software
modules on their robots.

Track 2: this track focuses on a particular topic such as autonomy,
path planning, theoretical/practical lectures plus development of
common software components based on ROS in exercises. The goal of
the track is to extend the repository of common software modules
by modules for autonomy and user interface.

The tentative program is available on the website:
http://www.tedusar.eu/cms/en/summerschool2012/program

Registration deadline is Friday, 25 May 2012. See:
http://www.tedusar.eu/cms/en/summerschool2012/application-and-registration

The summer school is funded by the Operational Programme Slovenia-
Austria 2007-2013. Limited travel support will be provided by the
RoboCup Federation.

Speaker:
  Alexander Kleiner, Linköping University
  Stefan Kohlbrecher, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  Adam Jacoff, NIST, USA
  Johannes Pellenz, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  Raymond Sheh, NIST, USA
  Johannes Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Workshop Organizers:
  Gerald Steinbauer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  Suzana Uran, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  Johannes Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  Karen Petersen, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  Johannes Pellenz, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  Raymond Sheh, NIST, USA
  Adam Jacoff, NIST, USA

See you in Graz!

Gerald Steinbauer
  on behalf of the workshop organizers




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