Technical Education Program

Each year, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society offers financial support for Technical Education Programs (RAS-TEP), also known as "Seasonal Schools." In efforts to bring RAS closer to its membership, programs are held each year across the globe in person or virtually. RAS hopes to make the Technical Education Programs available to anyone, regardless of where you live.

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The RAS-TEP program is run by the RAS Educational Activities Board (EAB). The Board will review proposals and select the TEP programs each year. The program sponsors schools around the world, to be held in person, virtual or as a hybrid. Approved 2024 Technical Education Programs (Seasonal Schools) will receive the following funding, based on the type of school offered:
   • up to USD$25,000.00 in funding from RAS for an in person or hybrid event
   • up to USD$10,000.00 in funding from RAS for a fully virtual event

Funding should be used to reduce the event cost for RAS Student Members, to extend the schools reach and impact, and to assist in securing high quality instructors. 

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 must endorse the proposal. Current TCs are listed at:

Technical Education Program on-line proposal form

For complete details on proposing a RAS-TEP, visit the TEP Hosting Guidelines.

Key dates for 2025 proposals

  • Submission deadline: 15 April 2024

2024 Technical Education Programs 

EduRob Spring School 2024
19-23 February 2024

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)


Other 2024 TEPs TBA


2023 Technical Education Programs 

20-Day Hybrid Seasonal Robotics School
19 March - 30 April 2023

Four Points by Sheraton, Kochi Infopark
Organized by Mar Athanasius College of Engineering IEEE RAS Student Branch Chapter

Human and Eco-Centered Robotics and Automation for Logistics 5.0 and the Supply Chain in Robotics
18 - 22 September 2023
Main Location: The BioRobotics Institute, Pontedera, Pisa, Italy

Organized by The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

4th International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction
18 - 23 September 2023
Chęciny, Poland
Organized by the Human Interactivity and Language Lab, University of Warsaw, and the Cognitive Robotics Lab (COROLAB), The University of Manchester


2022 Technical Education Programs

IEEE RAS Seasonal School on Reproducible Research, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in Robotics
DATE:  20-30 January 2022
Organized by IEEE-RAS TC on Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking of Robotic and Automation Systems (TC PEBRAS)

2021 Technical Education Programs

1st International Winter School on Smart Materials for Soft Robots
HYBRID event
12-17 December 2021
Online and also Department of Engineering/Jesus College, Cambridge, UK

IEEE RAS Winter School on SLAM in Deformable Environments

5-9 July 2021

IEEE RAS Seasonal School on Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies based on Soft Robotics
14-18 June 2021
Program videos
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy

2020 Technical Education Programs

Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies based on Soft Robotics

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Rome, Italy

2019 Technical Education Programs

JST-CREST / IEEE-RAS Spring School on "Social and Artificial Intelligence for User-Friendly Robots"
17-24 March 2019
Shonan Village Center in Japan
Application Deadline: 10 January 2019

Deep Learning for Robot Vision
9-13 December 2019
Santiago & Rancagua, Chile
Registration Deadline: 31 October 2019

Singularities of Mechanisms and Robotic Manipulators
(Technical co-Sponsorship by IEEE RAS)
29 July to 2 August 2019
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

2018 Technical Education Programs

2018 Winter School on Humanoid Robot Programming
6-15 February 2018
Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova, Italy
Application Deadline: 1 November 2017

2017 Technical Education Programs

Winter School on Consumer Robotics
3-7 January 2017
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV USA

Eighth International Summer School on Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics, Summer Screws 2017
2-10 December 2017
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Registration Deadline: 10 November 2017

Summer School on Soft Manipulation
17-21 July 2017
Lake Chiemsee, Germany
Registration Deadline: 16 June 2017

Singularities of Mechanisms and Robotic Manipulators
(Technical co-Sponsorship by IEEE RAS)
18-22 September 2017
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria 
Early Registration Deadline: 31 July 2017

2016 Technical Education Programs

IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems (MRSSS 2016)
6-10 June 2016
National University of Singapore (NUS), Republic of Singapore
Application DEADLINE: 8 April 2016
For more information:

Marine Robotics Research Summer School
4-10 July 2016
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA USA
Application deadline: 12 June 2016
For more information see:

1st Bi-annual Summer School on Control of Surgical Robots (COSUR)
5-9 September 2016
University of Verona, Verona, Italy
For more information:
COSUR Final report

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 - Mariehamn, Finland
HRI Final Report

Summer School on Experimental Methodology, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking in Robotics
14-18 September 2015 - Benicassim, Castellon, Spain


2014 Technical Education Programs

RoCKIn Camp 
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
Video Content - Individual lectures

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


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