[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] NERC 2016 - call for participation

Ross A Knepper rak at cs.cornell.edu
Thu Sep 29 05:52:06 PDT 2016


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*** Call for Participation - NERC 2016 ***


  Northeast Robotics Colloquium

  October 29-30, 2016

  Cornell University

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The Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) brings together the roboticists 
in the northeastern United States and Canada to promote a healthy and 
well-connected robotics community.

NERC is simultaneously:

-  a research meeting,

-  a networking event,

-  a job search event,

-  a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies,

-  a time to get away from the lab and have fun with other people who 
share the same frustrations of working with robots.


The 2016 edition will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, on 
the weekend of October 29-30, noon-noon.


NERC will feature invited research talks by leading local academics, 
robotics demos, industry booths, recruitment opportunities, and the 
chance to meet and mix with other area roboticists.


The colloquium will feature an extensive poster/demo session intended to 
foster discussion on recent developments in robotics from both academia 
and industry. This is a great opportunity for you to publicize your 
ongoing work. Poster submission guidelines: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__northeastrobotics.org_NERC2016.html-23posters&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-L1G7ZmG7v3YBSMjWfqi6XBzaA2Bf3jjGlrfg2jwdwE&s=bD1atTy-_VsO0rvSy6WNXkCQ0vKv4vBXNZHQdIPlX10&e= 


## The "NERC Experience"


If you are based in Boston, Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh: attending NERC 
will be easy and fun! We are organizing transportation from those 
cities, with possible pickups along the way.  Join us in enjoying the 
full "NERC Experience" --- you will have a great time. Only $20 per 
person!  See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__northeastrobotics.org_NERC2016.html-23experiencefor&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-L1G7ZmG7v3YBSMjWfqi6XBzaA2Bf3jjGlrfg2jwdwE&s=0DGLgtY0Yzga6G_evVjbHOyl2OuQdzSE0byK-fwK0eo&e=  
more details.


## Accommodations


We have reserved discounted rooms in two local hotels for the night of 
Saturday, Oct. 29. BOOK BY OCT. 7 TO GET THE DISCOUNTED RATE

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    Hotel Ithaca:$154/night plus tax.

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    Ramada Inn:$159/night plus tax.

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## A family-friendly event


Because NERC is held on a weekend, it is specifically designed to make 
it easy for families to attend. We're including a low-cost family 
registration option---kids under 12 are free. Your family can attend and 
share the food at the conference. Your children can have fun looking and 
interacting with real robots. Like last year, we will have a kids table 
with fun robot-themed activities (“early indoctrination”), including 
play-dough, blocks, robot toys, robot coloring books... The event venue 
is close to Institute Park, which has walking trails and a playground.



## Confirmed Speakers


Kirstin Petersen, Cornell University

Tim Barfoot, University of Toronto

Marjorie McShane, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Adam Rouse, University of Rochester Medical Center


## Important dates


Indicate interest: Immediately

  Please fill out this short form to help us arrange buses: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_F4b9ukUEe28phZvv1&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-L1G7ZmG7v3YBSMjWfqi6XBzaA2Bf3jjGlrfg2jwdwE&s=ktEG5NaWJFAAB4yVehdXHV5u_qIZogqsO3bX1Ax04jk&e= 


Poster submission: October 10, 2016

  Instructions at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__northeastrobotics.org_NERC2016.html-23posters&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-L1G7ZmG7v3YBSMjWfqi6XBzaA2Bf3jjGlrfg2jwdwE&s=bD1atTy-_VsO0rvSy6WNXkCQ0vKv4vBXNZHQdIPlX10&e= 


Early-bird registration:October 25, 2016

  Instructions at: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__northeastrobotics.org_NERC2016.html-23registration&d=DQIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-L1G7ZmG7v3YBSMjWfqi6XBzaA2Bf3jjGlrfg2jwdwE&s=ViKeuua5JpRqvliO7us-PBBj6OY1bpi9eovzwoJJzpM&e=  
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NERC: October 29-30, 2016


## Sponsorship


NERC 2016 is grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the 
colloquium


Amazon Robotics

Disney Research

Raymond Corporation

ABB

Energid

IBM

Cornell Faculty of Computing and Information Sciences

Cornell Department of Computer Science

Cornell Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Cornell College of Engineering

University of Rochester College of Engineering


If your company is interested in sponsoring NERC and being present at 
the event,

please e-mail Ross Knepper <rak at cs.cornell.edu>. This is a great 
recruitment opportunity!


## Organizing Committee


Ross Knepper, Cornell

Hadas Kress-Gazit, Cornell

Thomas Howard, University of Rochester

Adrian Boteanu, Cornell*


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