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Following the great success of Summer Schools in 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023, we are now announcing the IEEE RAS Summer School 2024 to be held on July 29 - August 2, 2024. As in the past years, the 2024 IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems 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 and to encourage networking. The main scope of the 2024 IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems will be 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.

Summer School Content

Lectures from Top Robotic Researchers

The goal of Summer School 2024 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.

Check out what we did during the 2023 Summer School!

Watch the highlights video here or check the 2023 Summer School website to see more.

The 2023 IEEE RAS Summer School featured a dynamic program that combined theoretical lectures, seminars and practical exercises. The participants had the unique opportunity to implement learned methodology into a fully functional robotic system. One of the Summer School’s highlights was the outdoor practical task, which involved the inspection of electrical power infrastructure using real UAVs.

How was Summer School 2022? Check it out for yourself!

You can either visit the 2022 Summer School website or watch the highlights video.

The 2022 IEEE RAS Summer School was focused on deployment of MRS in real-world conditions being motivated by EU Aerial-Core project and DARPA SubTChallenge. The Summer School promoted the newest achievements in Multi-Robot Systems research to students, academic researchers, and industrial practitioners to enable putting systems of cooperating robots into practice.

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.

Lecturers - TBA

Program - TBA

    The Summer School 2024 session will cover the week of July 29 - August 2, 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 program is scheduled in the CEST time zone.

    Registration Fees

      Early Bird Discount: applications submitted before December 31, 2023, will be eligible for a 10% discount.

      The Summer School adopts a selective approach to ensure a high standard of participants. Selection rounds are scheduled on the following dates: November 1, 2023; January 1, 2024; March 1, 2024; and May 1, 2024. After each round, applicants will be notified by email regarding their selection status. Successful applicants will also receive payment details - the payment deadline is within 14 days after providing payment information. Apply now! The capacity of the Summer School is limited.

    • Students:
      • Early Bird: € 598,95 (€ 495 excl. VAT)
      • Full Price: € 665,50 (€ 550 excl. VAT)
    • Academic participants:
      • Early Bird: € 686,07 (€ 567 excl. VAT)
      • Full Price: € 762,30 (€ 630 excl. VAT)
    • Industry participants:
      • Early Bird: € 794,97 (€ 657 excl. VAT)
      • Full Price: € 883,30 (€ 730 excl. VAT)

    *The fee includes all lectures, practicals with real robots, lunches, refreshments, welcome drinks, banquet, farewell drinks, and social programs.
    **The price without VAT is only informative. The VAT must always be paid in the Czech Republic if the service is sold and consumed in the Czech Republic.

    Online participation

    • We will provide online participation to all our lectures and workshops. It includes remote practicals and remote experiments.
    • We offer 25% discount of the registration fee for online participation. Applies to all categories.
    • Register here and mark that you are interested in online participation.

    Accredited course for 2 ECTS

    • The 2024 IEEE RAS Summer School will be a CTU accredited course equivalent to 2 ECTS.

    Covid-19

    • The 2024 IEEE RAS Summer School is scheduled to take place in July. This timing is intentional, as it is expected that the probability of new Covid-19 cases will be minimal during that time.

    Accommodation

    • Affordable accommodation in Prague can be found with AirBnb.com and Booking.com. These sites typically offer reasonably priced and comfortable stays in the city, although we recommend booking well in advance to secure a location close to the Summer School location (see map of the Karlovo náměstí campus of CTU - Building E ).
    • After the final registration, we will provide you with the slack forum to communicate with other participants and to potentially share accomodation. As networking is one of the main goals of the session, this is highly encouraged.
    • Dorm accommodation with CTU in Prague - Should such accommodation be available, CTU in Prague offers highly affordable options at the student dormitories. Student status has to be proven by a study confirmation or any valid student card, e.g. ISIC, at check-in. Available dormitories close to the summer school main location are:
    • Other dormitories:
    • For reservations, availability, and 2024 pricing, please inquire directly with: suz-recepce@cvut.cz.
    • The dorms will be available to reserve from the 1st of April 2024.

    Important Dates

    • Dates of session: July 29 - August 2, 2024
    • Selection rounds: November 1, 2023; January 1, 2024; March 1, 2024; May 1, 2024.
    • Payment deadline: 14 days after providing payment information