Technical Education Program - Summer Schools
Each year, the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society offers financial support for three Technical Education Programs (RAS-TEP), formerly Summer Schools. In efforts to bring RAS closer to its membership, these programs rotate though the Americas, Europe and Asia and Pacific.
The RAS-TEP program is jointly run by the Member Activities Board (MAB) and the Technical Activities Board (TAB). The program is intended to sponsor or co-sponsor up to three summer schools per year around the world. One of the three summer schools will be fully sponsored by RAS to a level of $40,000, and it will rotate annually through RAS' three geographical regions in a round robin fashion. The other two summer schools will be cosponsored with interested organizations in the other two geographical regions up to a level of $20,000 each.
The review of summer school proposals is based on assessments from two different viewpoints, the first one with respect to the general structure, including organizational matters and budget, and the second one with respect to the technical content.
The Education Committee will check the general organizational structure of the summer school, including budget aspects and guide through the general application process.
Suited Technical Committees (TCs) of the RAS have to endorse the proposal. Current TCs are listed at: www.ieee-ras.org/technical-committees.
For complete details on proposing a RAS-TEP, visit the Society Resource Center.
Deadlines for the submission of 2016 proposals:
- Deadline: 1 May 2015
- Decision: ICRA 2015
- Full sponsorship ($40,000) is available for for Geographic Area 3 (Asia, Pacific)
2015 Technical Education Programs
Summer School on Agricultural Robotics
2-6 February 2015
The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Second International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction
24-28 August 2015
Summer School on Experimental Methodology, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in Robotics
14-18 September 2015
Benicassim, Castellon, Spain
2014 Technical Education Programs
26-31 January 2014 - Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics
21-25 July 2014 - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA) USA
Response Robotics Summer School
25-30 September 2014 - Maylands Police Complex in Maylands, close to Perth in Western Australia
2013 Technical Education Programs
8-12 July 2013 - Keio University Hiyoshi Campus, Japan
International Summer school on Social Human-Robot Interaction
26-30 August 2013 - Christ's College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
International Summer School on Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics
19-27 October 2013 - Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil