CoTeSys-ROS Fall School on Cognition-Enabled Mobile Manipulation

The first CoTeSys-ROS Fall School on Cognition-Enabled Mobile Manipulation will be held from November 1-6, 2010 at Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany. The school will be organized by the Cluster of Excellence Cognition for Technical Systems, the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group at TU München, and Willow Garage.

The CoTeSys - ROS Fall School on Cognition-Enabled Mobile Manipulation will introduce the participants to the exciting research area of autonomous mobile manipulation. Introductory lectures will be given by world-renowned experts in the fields of 2D/3D perception, learning, reasoning and planning. The lectures will be complemented with hands-on practical exercises using various modules of the open-source ROS framework. Many of the principal developers will be present and available for support and interaction. The application domain for the fall school will be "everyday manipulation in human living environments".

The school has a strong hands-on emphasis. The goal to be pursued throughout the whole week will be to build a practical application on high-end robots (e.g. TUM-Rosie, the PR2) that will give robots the power to perceive and interpret typical household scenes, reason about them to infer the subsequent courses of action, and to finally execute them in the form of mobile manipulation.

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