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September 25-29, 2006
Paris, France

This is the third summer school offered through co-sponsorship by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR). The aim of the event is to provide high quality of education in a chosen theme. This occurs through interaction with internationally distinguished researchers in an informal classroom setting as well as through joint student exercises, and hands-on experiments. The goal is not only to acquire scientific knowledge but also to interact closely with prominent instructors, and to meet leading researchers in the field.

Themes for previous years' summer schools were "Human Robot Interaction" (Volterra, Italy, 2004) and "Robot Design" (Tokyo, Japan, 2005). The theme for this year's summer school is "Haptic Interaction" and will be held in Paris, France between September 25-29, 2006.

Professors Vincent Hayward, McGill University, and John Hollerbach, University of Utah, who are experts in the field of haptics, have been appointed as this year's co-organizers.

It is expected that the school will host 30 Ph.D students / Post-doctoral students from across the world.

While the School is operated on the basis of tuition, a significant number of fellowships are made available by the sponsors. The School organization primarily benefits from the generous contribution of the lecturers' volunteering time.

Commissariat a l'energie atomique

Laboratoire d'Integration des Systemes et des Technologies

Universite Pierre et Marie Curie

Laboratoire de Robotique de Paris
The Thinker
"Paris By Night" - Panorama
The Eiffel Tower