International Federation for Robotics Research

IEEE-RAS/IFRR School of Robotics Science on
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Robotics and Automation Society


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Call for Participation

RAS/IFRR Summer School on Haptic Interaction, 25-29 September 2006 Paris, France

Through a memorandum of understanding between IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) an international summer school on robotics was set up. Previous themes were "Human-Robot Interaction (July 19-23, 2004, Volterra, Italy) and "Robot Design" (September 18-23, 2005, Tokyo, Japan). The theme for this year's summer school is "Haptic Interaction" and will take place in Paris, France between September 25-29, 2006. The summer school this year will be organized by Professors Vincent Hayward of McGill University and John Hollerbach of The University of Utah. The school is generously co-sponsored by IEEE RAS, IFFR and other sources.

PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to apply. Attendance is limited to 30 students only. The week will involve a set of lectures from prominent researchers, group exercises and hands-on work. The lecturers are introduced here.

Activities that will take place during the week will also be announced shortly.

Details regarding cost of tuition and participation in the school will follow. It should be noted that students may only participate if they attend the entire week.

In order to be considered for participation, students are required to submit an application (in pdf) containing the following information by August 15, 2006:
The call for applications is now closed.

  • Name and contact details
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One page description of relevent current research project(s)
  • Motivation for participation
  • A letter/email of recommendation from their supervisor
Applications for participation must be sent to both organizers by electronic mail (hayward'at'cim'dot'mcgill'dot'ca and jmh'at'csD'dot'utah'dot'edu) no later than August 15, 2006. Notification of acceptance will be provided two or three days later so as to allow adequate to make travel arrangements.

Further information may be obtained from the organizers:

Vincent Hayward
Center for Intelligent Machines
3480 University Street
Montreal, QC, CANADA
H3A 2A7

John Hollerbach
School of Computing
50 S. Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Paris City Hall Metropolitan Sign