RRSS 2014 - IEEE-RAS Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop
Welcome to the 2014 IEEE-RAS Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop! This year's event is held with the financial assistance of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's Technical Education Program.
The 2014 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop (RRSS+W) addresses the need for effective robotic solutions in emergency response scenarios, focusing on remote handling in response situations. The RRSS+W is aimed at final year undergraduate, Masters and PhD students, and early career researchers. However, we also welcome all attendees from around the world who have an interest in this domain, including teachers, industry research and development personnel and enthusiasts in this field.
The event consists of single-tracked lectures and hands-on practical demonstration and development sessions, lead by world class researchers, developers and responders. Attendees with have the opportunity to better understand the challenges and capabilities in this domain and network with their peers, responders and industry. The DHS-NIST-ASTM International Standard Test Methods for Response Robots (ASTM E54.08.01) will form the common language by which students, researchers, responders, manufacturers and government communicate their capabilities and requirements.
The Response Robotics Summer School (RRSS) will be held over 5 days, from 26-30 September 2014.
Lecture topics include advanced sensors, mobile dexterous manipulation, operator interfaces and autonomous behaviours drawn from Best-in-Class robotic capabilities demonstrated in the international RoboCupRescue Robot League, the Standard Test Methods development process, and the wider Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) and Mobile Manipulation (MM) research communities. The event will be highly interactive, with panel discussions and opportunities for attendees to also present their work. The practical component of the event will be held at the Perth Artifactory, a vibrant HackerSpace. Here attendees will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the Best-in-Class robotic implementations from the Response Robotics research community and have the opportunity to further develop their own implementations. The practicals will feature the Open Academic Robot Kit, a family of easy-to-build robots based around standard components and 3D printed parts. The goal will be for attendees to be able to recreate these robots at their home institutions, make improvements and contribute the designs back to the research community.
Further details regarding registration, schedules, costs and travel support scholarships, will be made available in early 2014.
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