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After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems is back! Summer School 2022 will follow the great success of Summer Schools in Singapore, 2016 and in Prague, 2019 and 2020. As in 2019 and 2020, the IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems, 2022 will be held at the campus of Czech Technical University, located at the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Prague. The Summer School will promote the newest achievements in Multi-Robot Systems research to students, academic researchers, and industrial practitioners to enable putting systems of cooperating robots into practice. The main scope of the 2022 IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems will be systems of cooperating aerial vehicles and swarms, including lectures by well-recognized experts in the field, and hands-on experience with real-world experiments using state-of-the-art aerial platforms developed for Multi-Robot research. The 2022 IEEE RAS Summer School will be focused on deployment of MRS in real-world conditions being motivated by EU Aerial-Core project and DARPA SubTChallenge. The 2022 Summer School is primarily considered for on-site participants since there was a minimal number of COVID cases and no travel restrictions were applied in the Czech Republic in July-August in 2020 and 2021. Nevertheless, we will allow also virtual participation for students from countries with travel restrictions or limitations.

Summer School Content

Lectures from Top Robotic Researchers

The goal of Summer School 2022 is to provide students and young researchers with the knowledge, ideas, and experience of the best experts in the field of Multi-Robot Systems in a comprehensive and effective way. We want to provide you with the theoretical and practical overview required to bring your MRS research from scientific achievements to practical deployment and verification.

Group Seminars

Based on your preference, you will be grouped with other students of the same research interests to encourage networking possibilities and to gain deeper knowledge in the selected domain of MRS. During the group seminars, tasks relevant to an individual scope of students will be discussed and tackled.

Computer Practicals

Following the lectures, you will get the opportunity to implement learned methodology into a fully functional robotic system. You will see your results first-hand during the real experiments conducted at the end of the school under the supervision of experienced researchers in the field of swarm robotics.

Outdoor Experiments

One of the most attractive parts of the Summer School is the practical exercise conducted by all participants on the last day of the session. This unique opportunity of working hands-on with real aerial multi-robot systems utilizes knowledge gained at the school and may be crucial in your future research. The best performing students will be awarded with a small souvenir.

Rich Networking Program

On each day of the Summer School, an evening social program is organized to give you the chance to both relax after a tough day of lectures and exercises, and to network among other participants and lecturers. A variety of events take place, including a tour of historic Prague, welcome and farewell parties, a Czech pubs tour, and a banquet with a social program.

Learn more about the 2020 IEEE RAS Summer School

You can find the 2020 Summer School highlights here! You can also visit the past website.

The main scope of the 2020 IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems focused on swarm robotics, including lectures by well-recognized experts in the field, and hands-on experience with real-world experiments using state-of-the-art aerial platforms developed for Multi-Robot research.

What did we do in 2019? See for yourself!

Check out this short video and be sure to visit the Summer School 2019 website.

The content for this year was focused on cooperating aerial vehicles. The topics addressed by the attending expert lecturers were structured to give the participants the necessary knowledge for understanding existing theory and for realisation of real-world experiments with a fleet of autonomous micro aerial vehicles.

2022 Lecturers TBA

2022 Program Schedule TBA

    The Summer School 2022 session will cover the week of August 1-5, beginning with initial introductions and registration and culminating on the final day's event of an outdoor experiment and competition using knowledge acquired during the week with real robots. The official program is currently being developed and will be announced at a later date. For an idea of the daily structure of previous sessions, you can download the 2019 schedule or visit the 2020 website.

Registration Fees

Accredited course for 2 ECTS

Covid-19

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