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== Aim ==
 
== Aim ==
The school serves to consolidate and disseminate skills in software
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The RobotCub Summer School, "Veni Vidi Vici", serves to consolidate  
engineering for humanoid robots.  Robots at the cutting-edge of
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and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots.   
research tend to be a complicated mish-mash of recently-developed
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Our goal is to foster long-lived academic collaboration on robot
hardwareWe learn how to achieve modularity and code reuse in such
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software across the boundaries and lifetimes of individual projects.   
situations, maximizing the time spent actually doing research, and
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The school is hosted by the RobotCub consortium, a collection of
facilitating collaboration across robot projects.
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institutions working towards an open platform for humanoid research.
  
In the year since our previous school, the iCub humanoid robot has
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This year's school is organized as a "code sprint" to pull together  
taken shape.  This year's school is organized as a "code sprint" to
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all the software needed to make a humanoid work -- control and  
pull together all the software needed to make a humanoid work --
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perception algorithms for its head, hand, arm, legs, and full body.
control and perception algorithms for its head, hand, arm, legs, and
 
full body.  This code is being written by partners in the robotcub
 
project who will be present at the school.  You can experience and
 
contribute to this effort.
 
  
We are committed to using and developing free and open source tools
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This year, the school will be a peer-to-peer eventThere will
for robotics, to foster collaboration and increase the pace of
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be no lectures, no strict division of instructors and
research.  We welcome participation at the school by anyone who wants
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studentsAll participants are expected to be competent C/C++
to contributeAfter the school, "version 1" of the iCub software
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programmers with an interest in working with others like them.   
will be released, with credit given to its creators.
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The school schedule will be organized flexibly around informal
 
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tutorials from participants -- certainly from the RobotCub members
We have a lot of work to doHere's who we're looking for:
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who will participate, and we encourage everyone to do
 
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this. The bulk of our time will be spent working together
* People who want to work with the iCub platformThis includes
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to integrate modules and implement interesting behaviors for
members of the RobotCub consortium.  It also includes researchers who
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the robot.
wish to evaluate or learn about the platform.
 
* Attendees of last year's school are welcome of course -- it would be
 
great to see you again!  (The lab won't be quite as ridiculously
 
scenic this time, but this time there's air-conditioning!)
 
* ... ?
 
  
 
== Format ==
 
== Format ==

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Call for Participation

 Veni, Vidi, Vici '07 - the 2st RobotCub Summer School!
 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
 http://www.robotcub.org/summerschool
 e-mail: summerschool at robotcub.org

The application process for the 2nd RobotCub Summer School, Veni Vidi Vici '07, is (NOT YET) now open. Simply send email to summerschool at robotcub.org before XX April, 2007. Please include your name, affiliation, position, and CV in pdf or plain text format. Places are limited. Cost per place is XXX Euro which includes food and lodging. You will be notified of acceptance by XX April, 2007 after which you will be asked to pay and finalize the registration. For questions and special requests please don't hesitate to contact us at: summerschool at robotcub.org (THIS ADDRESS HAS STOPPED WORKING).

Aim

The RobotCub Summer School, "Veni Vidi Vici", serves to consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots. Our goal is to foster long-lived academic collaboration on robot software across the boundaries and lifetimes of individual projects. The school is hosted by the RobotCub consortium, a collection of institutions working towards an open platform for humanoid research.

This year's school is organized as a "code sprint" to pull together all the software needed to make a humanoid work -- control and perception algorithms for its head, hand, arm, legs, and full body.

This year, the school will be a peer-to-peer event. There will be no lectures, no strict division of instructors and students. All participants are expected to be competent C/C++ programmers with an interest in working with others like them. The school schedule will be organized flexibly around informal tutorials from participants -- certainly from the RobotCub members who will participate, and we encourage everyone to do this. The bulk of our time will be spent working together to integrate modules and implement interesting behaviors for the robot.

Format

The school is structured as a series of hands-on practical laboratory sessions, and informal talks. There will be real robots to work with (inventory). We will have our own local network, including wireless. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop.


Topics

Motor control, Robot design, Image processing, Communication, Software engineering, Machine learning

Location

The school will be held in the newly-formed headquarters of the Italian Institute of Technology, near Genoa, Italy. The resources of this institute, covering a range of humanoid technologies, will be available to students.


Timetable

The days will be full. We start at 9, and continue to 7 (breaks: morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea). We begin the school in the morning of Monday, July 16 2007, and finish in the evening of Wednesday, July 25 2007 (with people leaving during Thursday, July 26 2007).

About RobotCub

RobotCub is a project to study cognition through robotics. Along the way, we are creating a completely open design for a humanoid robot - open hardware, open software, open mind. Our hardware designs and software are free and open source. The RobotCub consortium is composed of 16 partners, 11 from Europe, 3 from Japan and 2 from the USA. The coordinator is the LIRA-Lab at the University of Genoa, Italy.