BRICS Reaserch Camp - Call for participation

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BRICS - Best Practice in Robotics
4th BRICS Research Camp on Robot Software Architectures
Bergamo, Italy
01-07 Luglio 2012

We invite Ph.D. students and renowned experts with a strong interest in
software architectures for robot control systems and in particular for
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 equipped with vision sensors,
* a collection of software components for perception, planning, control,
and coordination,
* a set of research questions to stimulate the discussion about robot
software architectures,
* experimental settings for evaluating current best practice and
exploring new ideas.

Expected outcome:
* experimental verification and revision of a provided software
framework with concrete suggestions for improvements,
* identification of reusable software architectures and design patterns
for mobile manipulation
* joint software and/or paper publications (in the aftermath of research

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

and should be sent to:
GPS Gesellschaft fur Produktionssysteme GmbH
Nobelstr. 12, D-70569 Stuttgart
e-mail: info at

April 13, 2012 Deadline for submission of applications
April 30, 2012 Notification of acceptance or rejection

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