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[[Image:ICub.jpg|right|256px|thumbnail|Please add [[VVV09 Photos]]!]]
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[[Image:Vvv09_group.jpg|right|256px|thumbnail|The VVV09 group (click to enlarge)]]
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[[Image:Alexis.jpg|right|256px|thumbnail|From the [http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaldo/sets/72157621664153977/ VVV09 collection of Alexis]]]
  
 
Welcome to the 4th RobotCub Summer School, VVV09!
 
Welcome to the 4th RobotCub Summer School, VVV09!
  
To edit this and other page, you'll need a username/password.  Username: VVV09. Password: the first word in the name of the town in which the school will take place; all lower case; “s****i”.
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Photo collection: [[VVV09 Photos]].
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== Working groups ==
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[[Image:2HandedLego3.jpg|right|256px|thumbnail|[[VVV09 Photos | VVV09 Photos]]!]]
  
Got nice photos? Please post them / link to them at [[VVV09 Photos]].
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[[Image:school.jpg|right|256px|thumbnail|In the press: VVV09 on the local news!]]
  
== Working groups ==
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* [[VVV09 Control Gazers Group]]
* [[VVV09_Manipulation_Group]]
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* [[VVV09 Manipulation Group]]
 
* [[VVV09 visual attention]]
 
* [[VVV09 visual attention]]
* Walking group?
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* [[VVV09 Locomotion group]]
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* [[VVV09 Cognitive Architecture Group]]
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* [[VVV09 The lonely affording Group]]
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* [http://wiki.icub.org/viki/images/0/06/IHateIK2.zip VVV09 I Hate Inverse Kinematics]
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* [[VVV09 The 3D Task Force Action Duo]]
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* [[Blender for Robotics | VVV09 Blenderheads]]
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* [[VVV09 Kinematic, my friend]]
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* ...
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== Day -1 (Wednesday) - Last day! ==
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* How did you like the school, drop a note to us (and our sponsors): [[School_09_notes]]
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* Demos! Or presentations!  Each group (or individual if not in a group) should:
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** Give a live demo, or
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** Give a presentation (powerpoint/openoffice/wiki page)
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* Presentations should be uploaded to or linked from the wiki.  Live demos should be described on the wiki.
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* Dinner tonight at the [http://www.italytraveller.com/en/c/vis-a-vis-2 Vis-a-Vis], 8.30pm (be punctual).
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* Can someone with a decent camera organize a group photo? -> Alexis: Yes, let's just get the people together in the afternoon. Maybe after the demos?
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== Day -2 (Tuesday) ==
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* '''Important''': dinner tomorrow at "Vis a Vis" (Wednesday). Each person should register by adding his/her name to this list: [[dinner]].
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* Adding Blender+YARP demos in "tutorials" subdirectory of this repository:
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** https://code.launchpad.net/~blender-for-robotics/openrobots-simulator/blender-yarp
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* To get them, install "bzr" and do:
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  bzr branch lp:~blender-for-robotics/openrobots-simulator/blender-yarp
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* iCub scheduling: [[Scheduling7]]
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== Day -3 (Monday) ==
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* If you or your group would like to demo something today or in the days remaining, that would be great.  Please just call everyone over to see (if at a robot), or present at the projector.  Please be sure to send someone around to invite people working in other rooms or on the patio!
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* iCub scheduling: [[Scheduling6]]
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* Any interest on a Mac user mailing group for yarp/icub/...?  robotcub-mackers?  mac-bots?
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== Day 6 (Saturday) ==
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* Update of Manipulation group. We tested the grasping. See [http://wiki.icub.org/wiki/VVV09_Manipulation_Group#Grasping_team Group Page] for Details, [http://wiki.icub.org/viki/images/b/b6/Grasping_Lego_brick.avi Video] and [http://wiki.icub.org/wiki/VVV09_Photos#First_try_of_putting_two_Lego_Bricks_together Pictures].
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* Please prepare for group updates after coffee (update wiki, or prep a demo if you're feeling ambitious).
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* Half day today!  We work until lunch, eat lunch, then school closes (officially).
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* Sunday is a free day.  No school.  Dinner as usual at Mira.
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== Day 5 (Friday) ==
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* Laundry information (see bottom of page).
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* [[VVV09 Locomotion group]] have posted demo videos.
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* Please let us know if you are NOT attending [[Dinner 24th]]
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* iCub scheduling: [[Scheduling5]]
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|'''Note to Philipp: (missed school due to poorly-timed illness, and says he is following the website with sadness).  We are all very nearly miserable here, it is raining very nearly all the time, the robots are very nearly not working at all, the sea is very nearly an uncomfortable temperature, really you don't need to scroll down any further to understand how miserable we all are and how you are not missing anything!'''  Seriously, the school is that bit worse off without you: maybe next year?
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== Day 4 (Thursday) ==
 
== Day 4 (Thursday) ==
 
* Obligatory server outage.
 
* Obligatory server outage.
* Group update, around midday.
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* Group update.
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* [[GAR_Installer| Automatic installation of iCub Software]]
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* Anyone interested in a friendly game of StarCraft tonight? [[VVV09_StarCraft List]]
  
 
== Day 3 (Wednesday) ==
 
== Day 3 (Wednesday) ==
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== Day 2 (Tuesday) ==
 
== Day 2 (Tuesday) ==
* Improved YARP and iCub software installation instructions: check the manual [http://eris.liralab.it/wiki/Manual#Six._Software.2C_Compiling_YARP_and_iCub Installation Instructions]
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* Improved YARP and iCub software installation instructions: check the manual [http://wiki.icub.org/wiki/Manual#Six._Software.2C_Compiling_YARP_and_iCub Installation Instructions]
 
* the [[VVV09 visual attention]] and the [[VVV09_Manipulation_Group]] groups are forming.
 
* the [[VVV09 visual attention]] and the [[VVV09_Manipulation_Group]] groups are forming.
 
* iCub scheduling: [[Scheduling]]
 
* iCub scheduling: [[Scheduling]]
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== Just starting... ==
 
== Just starting... ==
  
* Official School Website: [http://eris.liralab.it/summerschool2009 here]
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* Official School Website: [http://wiki.icub.org/summerschool2009 here]
 
* [[VVV09 Travel]] - how to get here
 
* [[VVV09 Travel]] - how to get here
 
* [[VVV08]]
 
* [[VVV08]]
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* Some laundry advice from last year's participants, don't know if this is still valid: laundry service 8Kg of clothes to wash and dry in 1 hour for 7 euro (soap is free), click [http://maps.google.it/maps?f=d&hl=it&geocode=&saddr=via+rimembranza+15,+sestri+levante&daddr=via+costantino+raffo+8,+sestri+levante&sll=44.27472,9.401228&sspn=0.006345,0.013304&ie=UTF8&ll=44.272016,9.395907&spn=0.006346,0.013304&z=16 here] for directions from Hotel Mira
 
* Some laundry advice from last year's participants, don't know if this is still valid: laundry service 8Kg of clothes to wash and dry in 1 hour for 7 euro (soap is free), click [http://maps.google.it/maps?f=d&hl=it&geocode=&saddr=via+rimembranza+15,+sestri+levante&daddr=via+costantino+raffo+8,+sestri+levante&sll=44.27472,9.401228&sspn=0.006345,0.013304&ie=UTF8&ll=44.272016,9.395907&spn=0.006346,0.013304&z=16 here] for directions from Hotel Mira
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** Verified by Noemi--it's still there. Wash is 4 euro for up to kg, plus 1 euro for soap. Dry is 3 euro.
  
 
* Telefone Cards for international calling can be bought at tabacco shops (the shops with the big black & white "T" outside). Usually you get 500min talking for 5€. But this is just a theoretical value, as international calls are more expensive and they cut some minutes for each connection.
 
* Telefone Cards for international calling can be bought at tabacco shops (the shops with the big black & white "T" outside). Usually you get 500min talking for 5€. But this is just a theoretical value, as international calls are more expensive and they cut some minutes for each connection.

Latest revision as of 10:52, 20 June 2013

The VVV09 group (click to enlarge)

Welcome to the 4th RobotCub Summer School, VVV09!

Photo collection: VVV09 Photos.

Working groups

In the press: VVV09 on the local news!

Day -1 (Wednesday) - Last day!

  • How did you like the school, drop a note to us (and our sponsors): School_09_notes
  • Demos! Or presentations! Each group (or individual if not in a group) should:
    • Give a live demo, or
    • Give a presentation (powerpoint/openoffice/wiki page)
  • Presentations should be uploaded to or linked from the wiki. Live demos should be described on the wiki.
  • Dinner tonight at the Vis-a-Vis, 8.30pm (be punctual).
  • Can someone with a decent camera organize a group photo? -> Alexis: Yes, let's just get the people together in the afternoon. Maybe after the demos?

Day -2 (Tuesday)

 bzr branch lp:~blender-for-robotics/openrobots-simulator/blender-yarp


Day -3 (Monday)

  • If you or your group would like to demo something today or in the days remaining, that would be great. Please just call everyone over to see (if at a robot), or present at the projector. Please be sure to send someone around to invite people working in other rooms or on the patio!
  • iCub scheduling: Scheduling6
  • Any interest on a Mac user mailing group for yarp/icub/...? robotcub-mackers? mac-bots?

Day 6 (Saturday)

  • Update of Manipulation group. We tested the grasping. See Group Page for Details, Video and Pictures.
  • Please prepare for group updates after coffee (update wiki, or prep a demo if you're feeling ambitious).
  • Half day today! We work until lunch, eat lunch, then school closes (officially).
  • Sunday is a free day. No school. Dinner as usual at Mira.

Day 5 (Friday)

Note to Philipp: (missed school due to poorly-timed illness, and says he is following the website with sadness). We are all very nearly miserable here, it is raining very nearly all the time, the robots are very nearly not working at all, the sea is very nearly an uncomfortable temperature, really you don't need to scroll down any further to understand how miserable we all are and how you are not missing anything! Seriously, the school is that bit worse off without you: maybe next year?

Day 4 (Thursday)

Day 3 (Wednesday)

Day 2 (Tuesday)

Day 1 (Monday)

  • Settle in, visit RobotCub meeting if you like.
  • Add yourself to the VVV09 Participants, for self-introductions to the group tomorrow (Tuesday).
  • VVV09 Ideas - please add or vote for project, group, and tutorial suggestions.
  • If you want to use the iCub, talk to Alessandro and Ugo. When needed, we'll have a scheduling page for allocating robot time, VVV09RobotScheduling.

Just starting...

Practical issues

  • Some laundry advice from last year's participants, don't know if this is still valid: laundry service 8Kg of clothes to wash and dry in 1 hour for 7 euro (soap is free), click here for directions from Hotel Mira
    • Verified by Noemi--it's still there. Wash is 4 euro for up to kg, plus 1 euro for soap. Dry is 3 euro.
  • Telefone Cards for international calling can be bought at tabacco shops (the shops with the big black & white "T" outside). Usually you get 500min talking for 5€. But this is just a theoretical value, as international calls are more expensive and they cut some minutes for each connection.