[ros-users] Reminder: BRICS Research Camp on Robot Software Architectures -- Call for Participation

Gerhard Kraetzschmar gerhard.kraetzschmar at h-brs.de
Thu Apr 12 22:19:21 UTC 2012

Apologies for multiple posting.

Note: ROS software on the KUKA youBot will be used in the Camp.

BRICS - Best Practice in Robotics
4th BRICS Research Camp on Robot Software Architectures
Bergamo, Italy
01-07 July 2012

We invite Ph.D. students and renowned experts with a strong interest in
software architectures for robot control systems and in particular for mobile
manipulators from all over the world to gather for one week in a stimulating
environment to discuss the state of the art and challenges, develop software,
and perform experiments in this research area. The research camp has a strong
experimental character, where software is explored and evaluated towards its
use and reuse for some given tasks and challenges.

Provided input:
* an inspiring working environment,
* travel grants covering airfare and full-board accommodation,
* a set of KUKA youBot mobile manipulators equipped with vision sensors,
* a collection of software components for perception, planning, control, and
* a set of research questions to stimulate the discussion about robot software
* experimental settings for evaluating current best practice and exploring new

Expected outcome:
* experimental verification and revision of a provided software framework with
concrete suggestions for improvements,
* identification of reusable software architectures and design patterns for
mobile manipulation
* joint software and/or paper publications (in the aftermath of research camp).

Applications should include:
* CV with publication list
* short description of research (plans) and experience with software
development in robotics

and should be sent to:
  GPS Gesellschaft fur Produktionssysteme GmbH
  Nobelstr. 12, D-70569 Stuttgart
  e-mail: info at best-of-robotics.org

  April 23, 2012 Deadline for submission of applications
  April 30, 2012 Notification of acceptance or rejection

This activity is supported by the European Commission ICT Challenge 2
under grant agreement no. 231940


Best regards, 
Davide Brugali and Gerhard Kraetzschmar
Davide Brugali, PhD
Chair IEEE RAS TCSOFT, http://robotics.unibg.it/tcsoft/
Editor-in-Chief, JOSER, http://www.joser.org/
Associate Professor at University of Bergamo - DIIMM
V.le Marconi, 5 - 24044 Dalmine, Italy
Tel. ++39 035 2052-354 (008)  Fax ++39 035 2052-310
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar   Professor for Autonomous Systems

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