Reminder: 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 July 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
* a set of research questions to stimulate the discussion about robot software
* experimental settings for evaluating current best practice and exploring new

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 camp).

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