IEEE RAS International Summer School on “Deep Learning for Robot Vision”

December 9-13 2019, Santiago & Rancagua, Chile

Call for Participation 

The IEEE RAS International Summer School on “Deep Learning for Robot Vision” will be held on December 9-13, 2019 in Santiago & Rancagua, Chile.

The Summer School is co-organized by the School of Engineering of the Universidad de Chile, Chile and the Institute of Engineering Sciences of the Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile. It is co-funded by the IEEE Robotic and Automation Society (RAS) Summer School Program, it is technically sponsored by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Robot Learning, and it follows the successful IEEE RAS Summer School on “Robot Vision and Applications” organized in Chile in 2012.

This international Summer School targets students (Master / PhD level and last years of undergraduate), researchers and professionals interested in Robotics, Robot Vision, Deep Learning and related topics. The official language of the summer school is English, and it will include tutorial courses, keynote lectures, a student poster competition, and live demonstrations (autonomous vehicle, robot soccer, domestic robots, etc.).

The Summer School will provide a clear overview of Deep Learning methods in Robotics with a particular emphasis in robot vision, while also providing an in-depth analysis of state-of-the-art research in this area. We plan to have introductory lectures and short advance courses in the following topics: deep learning for robot vision, deep reinforcement learning, deep learning for robot vision under time & hardware constraints, deep learning for 3D reconstruction & SLAM, deep & model-based learning, deep learning for manipulation & grasping, etc.

In addition to the tutorial courses and keynote lectures, we will have:

  • A student poster contest on robotics,
  • Demo sessions where various robots will be displayed and introduced.
  • A hands-on course on deep learning methods using a last-generation high-performance computing platform (GPU cluster NVIDIA DGX-1). The course will host no more than 10 attendees selected based on a project proposal. The application guidelines will be announced.

  • A focused discussion session with some of the lectures of the Summer School. This session will be limited to 10 participants. Interested participants need to submit a topic or paper of their interest for the discussion session. The application guidelines will be announced.

A detailed program will be available at the Summer school website: http://robotvision2019.amtc.cl

There are no registration fees for students regardless of their nationality or country of affiliation, but priority will be given to IEEE student members. We expect to have over 100 attendants to the summer school (in 2012 we received 85 attendants from over 15 countries). The registration procedure will be announced soon.

If you want to be notified about important information regarding the summer school (e.g. the program is made available, the registration process opens, etc.), please fill your contact information in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/jKeAsqnLuFwZKWx83

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Rodrigo Verschae, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile
General Chairs
IEEE RAS Summer School on “Deep Learning for Robot Vision”