IIT has recently released their Call for Participation for this year’s (already the seventh!) summer school focused on developing software for the iCub humanoid robot. It will be a great 10 days, at an awesome location, with a very cool robot and enough time to get your hands dirty. If everything goes right IDSIAni will be there too to show what we are working on here …
We will show what we are working on with our iCub, mainly computer vision, control and planning (with a cool self-collision avoidance suite).
From their call:
The school is a hackathon for robotics researchers interested in any combination of humanoids, free software, open-source hardware, and Italian beaches. Those who would like to participate should email their name, affiliation, and a CV (or relevant website URL) to: email@example.com
no later than: May 13th, 2012
The aim of the yearly iCub Summer School, with the official title “Veni Vidi Vici”, “serves to consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots.” (from the webpage). It is setup in peer-to-peer fashion with no lectures, and no strict division of instructors and students. The school is organized flexibly around informal tutorials from participants on modules they are working on or interested in. A series of hands-on practical laboratory sessions are the main parts of the 10 days.
Topics of interest are: Motor control, robot design, image processing, software engineering, communication, machine learning, free software, open-source hardware.
UPDATE: I found a video from VVV 2010.