[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) 2017 - call for participation

Amato, Chris c.amato at northeastern.edu
Mon Oct 2 19:23:26 PDT 2017

*** Call for Participation - NERC 2017 ***

  Northeast Robotics Colloquium
  October 21, 2017
  Northeastern University

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 2017 edition will be held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on Saturday October 21st.

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.

Call for Posters, Presentations and Demos

Apart from the invited talks, the colloquium will feature an extensive poster/demo session intended to foster discussion on the recent developments in robotics from both academia and industry. This is a great opportunity for you to publicize your ongoing work, as well as get feedback.  Out of all submissions, we will select a small number for presentation at the conference with a bias toward submissions accompanied by short papers.

Submission guidelines: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nerc2017.ccis.northeastern.edu_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=KIANh4b0eCp_3FV1zFKVHqVvDnXxvU_Ik_u3mNpWAZQ&s=g033qiiCg9b-up-fASZmvxfWDLASyVnAGkC_D7GhgiQ&e=

## 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 previous years, we will have a kids table with fun robot-themed activities (“early indoctrination”), including play-dough, blocks, robot toys, robot coloring books...

## Confirmed Speakers

Rob Wood, Harvard University
Calin Belta, Boston University

## Important dates

Presentation submission: October 7, 2017
Poster/demo submission: October 14, 2017
Early-bird registration: October 15, 2017

Registration instructions at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nerc2017.ccis.northeastern.edu_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=KIANh4b0eCp_3FV1zFKVHqVvDnXxvU_Ik_u3mNpWAZQ&s=g033qiiCg9b-up-fASZmvxfWDLASyVnAGkC_D7GhgiQ&e=

NERC: October 21, 2017

## Organizing Committee

Chris Amato, Northeastern University
Rob Platt, Northeastern University
Hanu Singh, Northeastern University

## Steering Committee

Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
George Konidaris, Duke University
Daniela Rus, MIT, CSAIL
Stefanie Tellex, Brown University
Matthew Walter, Toyota Technological Institute

If your company is interested in sponsoring NERC and being present at the event, please e-mail Chris Amato <camato at ccs.neu.edu<mailto:camato at ccs.neu.edu>>. This is a great recruitment opportunity!

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