[robotics-worldwide] 3rd BRICS Research Camp on Control and Coordination

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[robotics-worldwide] 3rd BRICS Research Camp on Control and Coordination

Erwin Prassler-2
BRICS - Best Practice in Robotics

3rd BRICS Research Camp on Control and Coordination
Bertinoro, Italy
November 14 - 18, 2011

We invite Ph.D. students and renowned experts with a strong interest in
the combination of software engineering and control of robots and in
particular in mobile manipulators from all over the world to gather for
one week in a stimulating environment to discuss the state of the art
and challenges, develop software, and perform experiments in this
research area. The research camp has a strong experimental character,
where software is explored and evaluated towards its use and reuse for
some given tasks and challenges.

Provided input:
* an inspiring working environment,
* travel grants covering airfare and full-board accommodation,
* a set of KUKA youBot mobile manipulators with interfaces at current,
   velocity, and position level (for all joints of platform and arm),
* a collection of control and coordination software for real-time
   motion and interaction control of mobile manipulators (position,
   velocity, force, torque, impedance),
* experimental settings for exploring and evaluating existing software,
* a stage for junior and senior researcher to discuss together best
   practice in control and coordination.

Expected outcome:
* experimentally driven software reviews of control and coordination
   algorithms and libraries with concrete suggestions for improvements,
* experimental verification and revision of a provided software
   framework for control and coordination,
* suggestions for harmonized interfaces and cross-platform tool support,
* joint software and/or paper publications (in the aftermath of
   research camp).

Applications should include:
* CV with publication list
* short description of research (plans) and experience with software in
   control and coordination

and should be sent to:
   Thilo Zimmermann
   GPS Gesellschaft fur Produktionssysteme GmbH
   Nobelstr. 12, D-70569 Stuttgart
   e-mail: [hidden email]

   August 30,    2011 Submission of applications
   September 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance or rejection

This activity is supported by the European Commission ICT Challenge 2
under grant agreement no. 231940


Prof. Dr. Erwin Prassler
GPS - Gesellschaft fur Produktionssysteme
Projectmanagement and Technology Transfer
Nobelstr. 12, D-70569 Stuttgart
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