LASER summer school 2017: Software for Robotics

by MarcoPiccioni, March 18, 2017

The LASER summer school, now in its thirteenth edition, is devoted to a new theme: Software for Robotics. The school takes place from 9 to 17 September, 2017, in the exceptional setting of Elba Island, Italy. The school site is at https://www.laser-foundation.org/.

The LASER summer school, now in its thirteenth edition, is devoted to a new theme: Software for Robotics. The school takes place from 9 to 17 September, 2017, in the exceptional setting of  Elba Island, Italy. The school site is at https://www.laser-foundation.org/.

 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 2016 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 robotics systems.

 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 (school director), on Concurrent Object-Oriented Robotics Software.

               • Issa Nesnas, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Experiences from robotic software development for research and planetary flight robots.

 The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo in the Gulf of Procchio, Elba. Along with an intensive scientific program, participants will have time to enjoy the countless natural and cultural riches of this wonderful, history-laden jewel of the Mediterranean.

For more information about the school, the speakers and registration see https://www.laser-foundation.org/.

 Marco Piccioni and Bertrand Meyer