Training Events

The training material (presentations, handouts) of the Collegium events is available within each webpage of the workshops, as per list below.

Upcoming events

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ROBOTDOC International Conference on Development of Cognition, Osaka, August 16-18, 2013.

This will be the main international conference organized by the RobotDoc Collegium. The conference will allow a showcase and dissemination of the Collegium activities and results, as well as providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary scientific exchange in developmental sciences. The programme of the event is available here.

The booklet of the event is available here.

Past events / Workshop material

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Joint ROBOTDOC/POETICON++ Spring School on Developmental Robotics and Cognitive Bootstrapping, Athens, March 18-20, 2013.

This open spring school will be on developmental robotics approaches to cognition integration to allow Fellows to acquire skills on cognition integration and bootstrapping and higher-order cognitive modelling. The joint organisation with the POETICON++ Project will provide an enhanced exchange of latest research results and methodological skills between all researchers from both projects/networks, as well as external students. The programme of the event is available here.

The Booklet of the event is available here.

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Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and Development of Cognition, Lausanne, Sept 10-12, 2012.

The aim of the Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and Development of Cognition (RobotDoC-PhD) is to bring together young scientists working on developmental cognitive robotics and its core disciplines. The conference aims to provide feedback on, and greater visibility of, the participants’ research, and seeks to foster lively and stimulating discussion between the PhD students and senior researchers. The conference is open to all PhD students and Post-Doctoral researchers in the field. RobotDoC-PhD conference is an initiative as a part of the Marie-Curie Actions ITN RobotDoC and will be organised as a satellite event of the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks ICANN 2012. The programme of the events is available on www.robotdoc.org/conference/.

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Entrepreneurship Workshop, Genoa, 22-23 March 2012.

The Entrepreneurship Workshop intended to provide RobotDoC fellows knowledge about intellectual property rights management, patent preparation, knowledge transfer, career development and general entrepreneurial skills. Courses were delivered by industrial partners, collegium academics with direct expertise in knowledge transfer and institutions' own staff from Research and Innovation Divisions. The programme of the events is available here.

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Presentations

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Phd Transfer Workshop & Mid-Project Review Meeting, Barcelona, 5-7 Sept 2011.

During this workshop all Fellows presented their progress and some preliminary results for discussion and evaluation of their potential to transfer to, and continue carrying out, PhD-level research. The Mid-Term Review involved the Coordinator, the Principal Scientists in charge and the appointed ESRs and ERs. The progress of the project and its main achievements were discussed with the Research Executive Agency and External Advisors. Each fellows presented their reserach progress and training experience whitin the RobotDoc network. The programme of the events is available here.

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Interdisciplinary Methods Spring School, Budapest Collegium, 2-4 May 2011

This workshop will train Fellows, and other summer school participants, in the use of methods of the disciplines involved in developmental sciences: computational and behavioural neuroscience, cognitive modelling, developmental psychology, and developmental linguistics. It will also include tutorials on advanced robotics machine learning techniques, as well as dedicated training on ethics issue for experiments with humans and robots. This School will be open to outside doctoral students and researchers. The programme of the meeting is available here.

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Project Proposal Workshop, Bielefeld (Germany), 25-27 October 2010

This training event was focused on the presentations of the Fellows' research proposals and additional training on developmental robotics. Workshop for Fellows and collegium staff only. The programme of the meeting is available here.

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Interim meeting for introducing new Fellows, Plymouth (UK), 13 September 2010

The aim of this one-day event was to allow all new and old Fellows to meet and discuss ogoing work in Robotdoc. The programme of the meeting is available here.

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Cognitive Robotics Research Methods Workshop, Plymouth (UK), 9-11 March 2010

The first training event of the RobotDoC Collegium was held in Plymouth, on March 9-11 2010. This training session provided Fellows with a series of lectures and tutorials on research methods used in cognitive developmental robotics. The workshop syllabus included courses on specific robotics research methods, as well as general research methods such as ethics in experimental research, literature review, experimental design and English for academic writing. The workshop also focussed on the initial training on the robotics platform iCub, and machine learning techniques. This meeting also provided an opportunity for all RobotDoc Fellows to meet the Supervisory Body members and all the Collegium staff, as well the new RobotDoc associate Fellows. The programme of the workshop is available here.

Thanks to the support of the EUCogII (eucognition.org) network, six Travel Bursaries were offered to PhD students external to the RobotDoc Collegium. For this we acknowledge the support of the EUCogII action network.

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