ROBOCOMP 2011 - 2nd Int. Robotics Competition 2011

Doctor Jorge Dias was an Invited Speaker as IEEE RAS Distinguished Lecture at the 2nd Int. Robotics Competition 2011 - ROBOCOMP 2011, that took place in Laico Hotel, Hammamet – Tunisia, from 18-20 December 2011, with a plenary talk on “Multi-Sensing Artificial Perception A Probabilistic Approaches for Robotic Perception.

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SPR Awards

To all registered members of  “Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica” (SPR),
This is a reminder that SPR annually grants the following awards:

   - Award for the best  national PhD Thesis in Robotics (to members and non members)
   - Award for the best  national MSc Thesis in Robotics (to members and non members)

It is also annually awarded by SPR a grant for expenses in mobility in Portugal to doctorate students that are registered members of SPR and that develop I&D research  in Robotics and similar, as a stimulus to the collaboration between national I&D institutions and the promotion of relevant research work.

The application submission deadline is 31 January of 2012.

The submission rules can be checked here:

http://www.spr.ua.pt/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=73

 

Talks @ Robotica 2011 Scientific Meeting

http://robotica2011.ist.utl.pt/en/scientific-meeting/

The 11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 6, 2011, in conjunction with the 11th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup Local Event. Its scope encompasses, but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Education.

 

Talks by Professor Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. V. Kumar is a top international expert in Robotics and multirobot systems. He is a fellow of ASME and IEEE.

  

April 7 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Sala VA 2 | IST -Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

"Swarming in Biological and Robotic Systems"

 

April 8 | 12:00 - 13:00 | Sala VA 3 | IST -Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

"Autonomous 3-D Flight and Cooperative Control of Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles"

 

 

Robótica 2011 | 11th Portuguese Robotics Open

 

Robótoca 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal
April 6-10, 2011
http://robotica2011.ist.utl.pt/en/ 

click here for the proceedings

The Portuguese Robotics Open, which had its 1st edition in 2001, aims at promoting Science and Technology among students from the 1st grade to university studies, as well among the general public, through robot competitions. The Festival takes place every year in a different city, and includes also an international conference where national an international researchers present their latest work in the field of Robotics.

The event has had an enormous growth since the 1st edition, both in the number of teams, participants and visitors. The Portuguese Robotics Open is currently an initiative of Portuguese Society of Robotics.

 

11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions

 The 11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 6, 2011, in conjunction with the 11th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup Local Event. Its scope encompasses, but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Education.

 

REACTS 2011

  Second CALL FOR PAPERS 
REACTS 2011 in Malaga, Spain
September 1-2, 2011
http://www.reacts2011.uma.es 
 

 The Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS) is an international event which will be hold in Malaga, Spain, on September 2011. Scene Understanding has become a popular topic in Computer Science which involves joining efforts and sharing knowledge from different research areas such as Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Intelligence, Software Engineering and Cognitive Sciences. This workshop is meant to bring together researchers which address the problem of Scene Understanding from the perspective of the different involved research communities.
 
REACTS2011 is a satellite event of the 14th International Conference of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), which will be hold in Seville, Spain, on 29-31 August 2011(http://congreso.us.es/caip2011/ ). REACTS2011 is co-sponsored by the University of Malaga, EUCogII and CITIC.

 Topics
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 The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
  
- perceptual search and attention guidance in scenes,
- multimodal perception,
- spatio-temporal reasoning,
- active spatial exploration,
- object recognition from local features,
- structure for object recognition,
- 3D object recognition,
- object categorization,
- conceptualization and scene classification,
- grammars for objects and scenes,
- objects in context: scenes and objects,
- scene recognition without objects,
- visual localization,
- human behaviour understanding,
- mobile robot navigation: mapping and visual SLAM,
- surveillance,
- smart environments: computational perception of human activities, 
- wearable sensors for visually impaired people,
- events and activities detection and understanding in video data...

Invited speakers (incomplete yet)
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Edwin Hancock (The University of York, UK)
Ales Leonardis (University of Ljubljana, SI)
Tamim Asfour (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GE)
Ruben Martinez-Cantin (Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, PT)
 
Conference Chairs
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Francisco Escolano
University of Alicante, Spain
Jorge Dias
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Antonio Bandera
University of Malaga, Spain
  
Publication
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The organization is managing to publish accepted papers in the Springer LNCS series. Authors of best papers will be encouraged to submit a revised version to a forthcoming special issue on Scenes Understanding and Behaviours Analysis of the PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS journal.
 
Important Dates
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Paper submission: March 15, 2011
Author notification: April 30, 2011
Final manuscript due: May 16, 2011

 

Summer school at the Institut für Neuroinformatik

Neuronal dynamics approaches to cognitive robotics  

September 24 - October 1, 2010

Neuronal dynamics provides a powerful theoretical language with which embodied and situated cognitive systems can be designed and modeled. This summer school will provides a hands-on and down-to-earth introduction to neuronal dynamics ideas and will enable participants to become productive within this framework. 

Dead-line for application: 15th July.
For more information please visit:
http://robotics-school.org/
and/or contact:
estela.bicho@dei.uminho.pt

 

 

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