Robotics is progressing at an amazing pace, bringing improvements to almost
areas of human activity. Today's robotics systems rely ever more
fundamentally on complex software, raising difficult issues. The LASER 2017
summer school both covers the current state of robotics software technology
and open problems. The lecturers are top international experts with both
theoretical contributions and major practical achievements in developing
The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers
and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students.
Participants learn about the most important software technology advances
from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus is applied, although
theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school
favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers.
We have lined up an impressive roster of speakers from the leading edge of
both industry and academia:
. Rodolphe Gélin, Aldebaran Robotics
. Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research
. Davide Brugali, University of Bergamo, on Managing software variability in
robotic control systems .
. Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, on Software
Architectures of Robotics Systems .
. Bertrand Meyer, Politecnico di Milano & Innopolis University, on
Concurrent Object-Oriented Robotics Software
. Issa Nesnas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Experiences from robotic
software development for research and planetary flight robots
. Hiroshi ("Gitchang") Okuno, Waseda University & Kyoto University, on
Open-Sourced Robot Audition Software HARK: Capabilities and Applications