[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Myorobotics Winter School and Workshop at University of Cambridge UK

Iida Fumiya fumiya.iida at mavt.ethz.ch
Thu Jul 10 09:18:17 PDT 2014

********** First Call for Participants **********
The International Myorobotics Winter School and 
Workshop on “Future of Robotics Based on Biological Principles”

=== Objectives === 
The EU project “Myorobotics” envisions the use of biological principles in the design and construction of robotics systems for the future innovation of robotics industry. In particular, the characteristics of biological musculoskeletal systems, such as high redundancy, modularity, flexibility, and reconfigurability, are the aspects that could provide a large impact in the next generation of robotics systems. From this perspective, the goal of the winter school and workshop is, on the one hand, to introduce the technological framework that we developed in Myorobotics, through tutorials and hands-on exercises, and, on the other, to bring the world leaders in this research domain together to discuss the challenges and perspectives.

=== Myorobotics Winter School === 
Participants to the winter school will learn simulation techniques and hardware technologies of musculoskeletal robotic systems. With the Myorobotics toolkits that we introduce in the school, the users can quickly construct and experiment modular robots. The two-day winter school will offer a comprehensive lectures and hands-on exercises to efficiently and effectively learn the state-of-the-art technologies.

=== Workshop === 
The following two days will be dedicated to a series of lectures and discussion about the future of robotics based on biological principles. We invite a number of leading robotics researchers around the world and discuss challenges and perspectives.

Workshop speakers
Masayuki Inaba (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Daniel Wolpert (University of Cambridge, UK)
Roberto Cipolla (University of Cambridge, UK)
Russ Tedrake (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Giorgio Metta (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Andre Seyfarth (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)
Richard Walker (Shadow Robotics, UK)
Jerome Laplace (Generation Robots, France)
Thrish Nanayakkara (King’s College London, UK)
Mirko Kovac (Imperial College London, UK)

=== To participate === 
For the reason of restricted resources, we can accept only a limited number of participants. For those interested in the winter school, please send your cv and motivation letter (max 1 page) to myowsapplicaiton[at]birl.mavt.ethz.ch by September 15, 2014. Registration for the workshop only will be open in September, 2014.

=== Important Date === 
Winter school application deadline: 2014.09.15
Notification of acceptance: 2014.09.22
Registration deadline: 2014.10.15
Winter school and workshop: 2014.12.09-12
(The winter school takes place on 09-10, and workshop on 11-12)

=== Venue === 
The winter school and workshop will be hosted by a newly established Biologically Inspired Robotics Lab at the University of Cambridge, UK.

=== Registration fees === 
Registration for both winter school and workshop: 200 GBP
(The fee includes refreshment, reception, and social dinner)
Registration for workshop only: 100 GBP
(The fee includes refreshment and reception)

=== Organizers === 
Fumiya Iida, Hung Vu Quy, Surya Nurzaman (University of Cambridge/ ETH Zurich), Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Rafael Hostettler (Technical University Munich, Germany), Christophe Maufroy, Maik Siee, Alexander Koch (Fraunhofer Institute IPA, Germany), Alexander Lenz (University of Bristol, UK)

=== More information === 
Winter school and workshop information:                                http://myorobotics.eu/index.php/myows
Myorobotics project:                                                                 http://www.myorobotics.eu
University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering:             http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk

Fumiya Iida, Dr. sc. nat.

Assistant Professor of Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich 
LEO-D 9.2, Leonhardstrasse 27, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland 
Phone: +41 44 632 07 08 
Email: iidaf at ethz.ch 
URL : www.birl.ethz.ch 

University Lecturer of Mechatronics
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street CB2 1PZ, Cambridge UK
Office: BN3-15   Phone: +44- 1223 332719
Email: fumiya.iida at eng.cam.ac.uk
URL: http://mi.eng.cam.ac.uk/mi/Main/FI224

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