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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.

Techncial Education Program on-line proposal form

For complete details on proposing a RAS-TEP, visit the Society Resource Center. 

Deadlines for the submission of 2015 proposals:

  • Deadline Extended!: 1 May 2014
  • Decision: ICRA 2014
  • Full sponsorship ($40,000) is available for for Area 2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East)

2014 Technical Education Programs

RoCKIn Camp 
26-31 January 2014 - Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/420-rockin-camp-2014
www.dis.uniroma1.it/~rockin/

4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics
21-25 July 2014 - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA) USA
www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/471-4th-biennial-north-american-summer-school-on-surgical-robotics
biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/education/summerschool/

Response Robotics Summer School 
25-30 September 2014 - Maylands Police Complex in Maylands, close to Perth in Western Australia
www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/466-rrss-2014-ieee-ras-response-robotics-summer-school-and-workshop
wiki.ssrrsummerschool.org/doku.php?id=2014:home

 2013 Technical Education Programs

Telerobotics
8-12 July 2013 - Keio University Hiyoshi Campus, Japan
www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/287-international-summer-school-on-telerobotics
sites.google.com/site/teleroboticssummerschool2013/

International Summer school on Social Human-Robot Interaction
26-30 August 2013 - Christ's College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/288-international-summer-school-on-social-human-robot-interaction
www.hrisummerschool.org/

International Summer School on Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics
19-27 October 2013 - Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil
www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/ras-calendar/event/281-summer-screws-2013-international-summer-school-on-screw-theory-based-methods-in-robotics
www.summerscrews.org/