[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: IEEE-RAS Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop

Raymond Sheh Raymond.Sheh at curtin.edu.au
Mon May 12 18:10:26 PDT 2014


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The IEEE-RAS Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop
27-30 September 2014
Curtin University and the Perth Artifactory,
Perth, Western Australia
http://www.responserobotics.org/
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The IEEE-RAS Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop is a hands-on 
event for early career researchers, graduate research students, final 
year undergraduate students, educators in science, engineering and 
design, and those in the wider community with an interest in learning 
about applied intelligent robotics.

This intensive four-day educational and development summer school has 
been established by members of the response robotics 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 that started 
in Rome in 2004 and have since been held all around the world, 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 conclude with an interactive poster presentation 
session where attendees will have the opportunity to present their own work.

It will focus on the challenges and Best-in-Class solutions for response 
robotics, including advanced mobility, mobile manipulation, advanced 
perception and decision making, drawn from both the RoboCupRescue Robot 
League as well as the wider research community. The DHS-NIST-ASTM 
International Standard Test Methods for Response Robots will be used as 
a common language to link the research community with the real life 
challenges in the field and the capabilities of currently deployed 
robots. It will feature the Open Academic Robot Kit, a 
community-developed family of robot designs that leverage recent 
advances in 3D printing to lower the barrier of entry for groups working 
in this field.

This event will be hosted by Curtin University and the Perth 
Artifactory, with the financial support of the IEEE Robotics and 
Automation Society (RAS) Technical Education Program. It will be run in 
close collaboration with the US Department of Commerce National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, the RoboCupRescue Robot League, 
the Western Australia Police Bomb Response Unit and Robolit LLC.

Please visit the website at http://www.responserobotics.org/and send 
email to info at responserobotics.orgif you have any further questions or 
if you would like to be added to the low volume announcements mailing list.


REGISTRATION:

We are now accepting registrations! Please visit 
http://registration.responserobotics.org/for more information. Note that 
space is limited. We will begin assigning spots to applicants in June so 
please apply early!


INTERACTIVE POSTER SESSION:

There will be a limited number of places available for attendees to 
present their work at an interactive poster session at the conclusion of 
the event. Presentations will be selected by the Organising Committee on 
the basis of an abstract, to be submitted at the time of registration. 
Please see the registration page for details.


TRAVEL SUPPORT:

In order to provide students from all over the world with the 
opportunity to participate in this event, the Organising Committee, with 
support from the IEEE-RAS, will be awarding a small number of 
competitive travel support scholarships to IEEE-RAS student members. 
Please see the registration page for the details.


We look forward to seeing you in Perth!


- Raymond Sheh
(On behalf of the 2014 RRSS+W Organising Committee.)

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Dr Raymond Sheh
Senior Lecturer

Curtin University of Technology
Department of Computing
Level 3, Building 314, Kent St
Bentley, Western Australia

+61 8 9266 4269
GPO Box U1987 Perth WA 6845 AUSTRALIA





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