[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Robotics fellowships and exhibition at AAAI-15

Yixin Chen chen at cse.wustl.edu
Tue Aug 26 09:58:01 PDT 2014


AAAI-15 ROBOTICS FELLOWSHIPS
The Twenty-Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
January 25–29, 2015, Austin, Texas USA

Call for Participation
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

We invite Ph.D. student applications for the AAAI-15 Robotics
Fellowships. The fellowships aim to attract Ph.D. students from
robotics labs that do not typically publish at artificial intelligence
(AI) venues but would like to attend AAAI-15 and learn about AI
techniques of relevance to robotics. The ideal candidates for the
fellowships are Ph.D. students who are working on dissertation topics
for which knowledge of artificial intelligence techniques is helpful
but who have not yet had a chance to attend top AI conferences.

The fellowships will cover up to $1,000 of the students' expenses
(plus free conference registration) to attend AAAI-15 in Austin, Texas
from January 25–29, 2015 (www.aaai.org/aaai15). The fellowships will
form part of several robotics-related activities at AAAI-15, including
a Robotics Exhibition, an AI Robotics Early Career Spotlight talk, and
a celebration of the Shakey project. The students will give short
talks in a dedicated session about their dissertation topics and be
provided with a variety of opportunities to interact with artificial
intelligence students and senior researchers throughout the
conference.

To apply, please send a single PDF to Brad Knox (bradknox at mit.edu) by
October 1, 2014, which should include:

A two-page summary of your dissertation topic, with a short
explanation of the relevance of AI techniques;
A half-page statement about what you hope to get out of attending AAAI-15;
Your CV, including a listing of all conferences attended so far; and
A letter of support from your dissertation supervisor.
Please feel free to contact the Robotics cochairs if you have any questions.

Brad Knox (bradknox at mit.edu)
George Konidaris (gdk at csail.mit.edu)
AAAI 2015 Robotics Cochairs

Blai Bonet and Sven Koenig
AAAI 2015 Program Cochairs

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AAAI-15 ROBOTICS EXHIBITION

The Twenty-Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
January 25–29, 2015, Austin, Texas USA

Call for Participation

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2014

We invite research groups and robotics companies to participate in the
AAAI Robotics Exhibition in Austin, Texas from January 25–29, 2015.
The exhibition is an opportunity to demonstrate your robot systems to
a large audience of artificial intelligence researchers (and beyond).

Exhibitors will be given space for the full run of AAAI (including
workshops and tutorials). The exhibition will form part of several
robotics-related activities at AAAI-15, including an AI Robotics
Fellowship program, an AI Robotics Early Career Spotlight Talk, the
Celebration of the Shakey Project, a RoboCup Exhibition Match, and a
Robotics in Texas event. Exhibitors will also be invited to
participate in the open house, which will be open to high-school
students and other selected members of the general public.

We especially encourage demonstrations of the incredible progress that
has been made in robotics in the past five years. Demonstrations,
research platforms, educational tools, spin-offs and consumer robots
are all welcome, from companies, commercial vendors and university
research laboratories.

Exhibit registrations can be made on the AAAI-15 Exhibits web page
under the standard AAAI exhibitor guidelines.

The Robotics Exhibit tables will be grouped together in a high-traffic
area of the conference facility. As part of our effort to highlight
Robotics in AI, robotic exhibitors are entitled to special benefits,
and university teams are eligible for a special discounted exhibit
registration. (Additional subsidies might be available for university
research laboratories with person-intensive or cost-intensive
exhibits.)

Robotics Exhibitor Benefits

AAAI-15 Robotics Exhibitors are entitled to several benefits in
addition to their exhibit space:

A 100-word listing and description in the AAAI-15 / IAAI-15 Program
Eligibility to have an insert in the AAAI-15 / IAAI-15 Conference bag
One complimentary full technical registration to the AAAI-15 / IAAI-15
Conference, and two complimentary student technical registrations
Up to 3 additional exhibit-only registrations for students or others
staffing the exhibition table

Robotics Exhibit Fees*

Commercial Vendors: $1,225 per tabletop
University Research Laboratories: $300 per tabletop

*Exhibit fees are based on one (1) 6-foot by 30-inch skirted table.
All prices are quoted in US dollars.

Please express your interest by sending a message to aaai15 at aaai.org
no later than November 1. AAAI will contact you regarding registration
and payment, as well as your logistical needs.

The AAAI-15 Demonstration Program provides an alternative to the
AAAI-15 Robotics Exhibition Program but accepted demonstrations will
be allocated only one time slot of 1-1/2 or 2 hours during one of the
main conference days, while the AAAI-15 Robotics Exhibition Program
provides exhibit space during all conference days with the expectation
that the exhibit will be showcased during all main conference days.

We also invite Ph.D. student applications for the AAAI-15 Robotics
Fellowships (details).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Brad Knox (bradknox at mit.edu)
George Konidaris (gdk at csail.mit.edu)
AAAI 2015 Robotics Cochairs

-- 
Yixin Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Washington University in St. Louis
http://www.cse.wustl.edu/~chen/
Phone: (314) 935-7528


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