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Material from the training activities ~ 2008

The main RobotCub training activity materialized into the third RobotCub summer school (aka VVV, Vedi Vini Vici). The school was held in Sestri Levante (Italy) from the 21st to the 30th of July 2008.

Here's the school website:

VVV home page

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 on modules they are working on or interested in. These tutorial will certainly be given by the RobotCub members who will participate, but 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.

Material from the training activities ~ 2007

The main RobotCub training activity materialized into the second RobotCub summer school (aka VVV, Vedi Vini Vici). The school will be held in Genoa (Italy) from the 16th to the 26th of July 2007.

Here's the school website:

VVV home page

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 on modules they are working on or interested in. These tutorial will certainly be given by the RobotCub members who will participate, but 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.

Material from the training activities ~ 2006

The main RobotCub training activity materialized into the first RobotCub summer school (aka VVV, Vedi Vini Vici). The school was held in Ventimiglia (Italy) from the 17th to the 27th of July 2006.

Here's the school website:

VVV home page

and Wiki (with pictures):

VVV Wiki

The aim of this school was to consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots (and in particular about iCub). Robots at the cutting-edge of research tend to be a complicated mish-mash of recently-developed hardware. We show you how to achieve modularity and code reuse in your software, maximizing the time spent actually doing research, and facilitating collaboration across robot projects. We taught both general design skills and introduced specific proven designs. We ran hands-on laboratory sessions with current tools - all of which are free and open source. The lab sessions built up to a substantial collaborative project on real humanoid robots.

The summer school was also supported by euCognition, the European Network for the Advancement of the Artificial Cognitive Systems.

Material from the training activities ~ 2005

As part of the training activities RobotCub supported and organized a special session at the conference on "Brain Development and Cognition in Human Infants: From Action to Cognition". See the following link on the ESF website: Brain development conference

 The origins of knowledge and how it develops in the growing child is the topic 
 of this conference. Piaget proposed that intelligence develops out of action, 
 and even if the answer is not as straightforward as he proposed, it reflects a 
 deep insight into the developmental processes. Activity is at the very core of 
 development from the principles that underlie the early structuring of the brain 
 to the processes that enable us to represent and reflect on the world and plan 
 our actions on it. The conference will be divided up into several different 
 topics including: the structuring of the brain, the early development of 
 perception and action and cognition in children and primates, the development of
 perception and cognition in deviant populations, and development in artificial
 systems. In addition to invited lectures, there will also be posters and plenty 
 of possibilities to discuss developmental issues.

This was held at Acquafredda di Maratea (near Naples), Italy, 1-6 October 2005 and chaired by Claes von Hofsten (University of Uppsala , SE) and Janette Atkinson (University of London, UK).

The program (and list of speakers) is available: The program of the conference

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