The ninth iCub Summer School

July 21-31 2014

This is a call for participation for Veni Vidi Vici 2014, the ninth iCub Summer School. The school is a hackathon for robotics researchers interested in any combination of humanoids, free software, open-source hardware, and Italian beaches. Those who would like to participate should email their name, affiliation, and a CV (or relevant website URL) to:    vvv14-admin@icub.org no later than:
   May 25th, 2014
Places are limited. Your application will be acknowledged within two business days, and notification of placement will be made on June 1st, 2014. If placed, you will be expected to register and pay byJune 20th, 2014. The school website is available at:
   http://www.icub.org/summerschool
 

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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VVV 2014, the Ninth iCub Summer School

Aim:
The iCub Summer School, "Veni Vidi Vici", serves to consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots. Our goal is to foster long-lived academic collaboration on robot software across the boundaries and lifetimes of individual projects.
The iCub summer school is a peer-to-peer event; there are no lectures, and no strict division of instructors and students. All participants are expected to be competent C/C++ programmers with an interest in working with others (and an agenda of their own). The school schedule will be organized flexibly around informal tutorials from participants on modules they are working on or interested in.

Format:
The school is structured as a series of hands-on practical laboratory sessions, and informal talks. Two full iCub humanoids will be available for participants to work with.
We will have a dedicated local network, with wireless.
Participants are expected to bring their own laptop.

Topics:
Motor control, robot design, image processing, communication, software engineering, machine learning, free software, open-source hardware.

Location:
This year the school will be hosted on the Italian Riviera, at the Suite Hotel Nettuno in Sestri Levante. See the school website for venue details.

Timetable:
We begin the school in the morning of Monday, July 21 2014, and finish in the evening ofWednesday, July 30 2014 (with people leaving during Thursday, July 31 2014). Sunday the 27th will be a free day (individual participants may choose an alternate free day).

Cost:
The summer school registration fee is 1400 euro. This fee includes the school itself, food, and accommodation. Rooms are shared between two people. A single room is 400 euro extra (and subject to availability).

Our sponsors:
This year, the school is sponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.
   http://www.iit.it/icub