[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Early Registration and Travel Grants for IROS 2014, Chicago

Kevin Lynch kmlynch at northwestern.edu
Wed Jul 2 01:08:41 PDT 2014

Please join us in Chicago, Illinois, September 14-18, for IEEE/RSJ IROS
2014.  We have a fantastic program planned in the heart of downtown
Chicago, including a banquet at the Art Institute of Chicago.  You can find
more information here:


Three items of interest:

1.  Early registration is open until August 4.  Sign up early to receive
the discounted rate and to reserve your spot at one of the several limited
attendance social events, including an architectural boat cruise on the
Chicago River and Lake Michigan, a bicycle ride along the Chicago
lakefront, a blues show at Buddy Guy's Legends, a Chicago Cubs baseball
game, or a comedy show at the Second City Comedy Club, among others.


2.  Partial travel grants are available to US PhD students, IEEE Robotics
and Automation Society student members, and IEEE Robotics and Automation
Society members from developing countries, courtesy of the US National
Science Foundation and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.  The
application deadline is July 14.  You can find more information here:


3.  If you can't stay for the whole conference, consider attending one of
the many exciting workshops and tutorials.  You can register for them
independently.  You can find more information here:


Workshops and Tutorials on Sunday September 14 include:

* An Open-source Recipe for Teaching (and Learning) Robotics with a
Simulator: Setup a Laptop in 5 Minutes, Write a Control, Navigation, Vision
or Manipulation Program in 100 Lines of Code
* Taxonomies of Interconnected Systems: Topology in Distributed Robotics
* How to Use MATLAB-ROS Interface to Prototype Robotics Algorithms for
ROS-powered Robots
* Aerial Open Source Robotics
* Modular and Swarm Systems — from Nature to Robotics
* Micro-Nano Robotic Swarms for Biomedical Applications
* Human-robot Collaboration in Standardization and R&D Activities
* Robot Manipulation: What Has Been Achieved and What Remains to Be Done?
* From Active Impedance to Intrinsically Compliant and Variable Impedance
Actuators: Pros, Cons and Trade-offs
* 6th Workshop on Planning, Perception and Navigation for Intelligent
* Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment
* The 2014 IROS Workshop on AI and Robotics
* Assistive Robots for Individuals with Disabilities: HRI Issues and Beyond
* Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop

Workshops and Tutorials on Thursday September 18 include:

* 3rd Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots
* Standardized Knowledge Representations and Ontologies for Robotics and
* Whole-Body Control for Robots in the Real World
* Towards Horizon 2020: Trends and Challenges in Micro/Nanorobotics
* Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics: Bridging the Gap Between
Clinicians and Roboticists
* 3rd Workshop on Robots in Clutter: Perception and Interaction in Clutter
* Compliant Manipulation: Challenges in Learning and Control
* Workshop on Active Touch Sensing in Robots and Animals
* Telerobotics for Real-Life Applications: Opportunities, Challenges, and
New Developments
* The Role of Human Sensorimotor Control in Surgical Robotics
* Real-time Motion Generation and Control — Constraint-based Robot
* The Future of Multiple Robot Research and its Multiple Identities
* Community Consensus Benchmarks and Systems for Clinical Translation of
Medical Robots

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago!

Kevin Lynch, IROS 2014 General Chair
Lynne Parker, IROS 2014 Program Chair

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