MOBROB - Summer School of Automatic Control Grenoble 2024

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Mobile robotic systems: from modelling and control to future challenges - 45th International Summer School of Automatic Control Grenoble, France

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to announce the program of the 2024 Grenoble Summer School which will take place the first week of September. Save the date!

45th International Summer School of Automatic Control Grenoble, France

Mobile robotic systems: from modelling and control to future challenges

September 2 - September 6, 2024


*** Confirmed lecturers ***
Isabelle FANTONI        CNRS, LS2N, Nantes, France
Antonio FRANCHI       Univ. of Twente, Netherlands
Chiara GABELLIERI    Univ. of Twente, Netherlands
Fabio RUGGERO           Univ. of Naples Federico II, Italy
Martin SASKA                Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Bruno SICILIANO         Univ. of Naples Federico II, Italy
Marco TOGNON            INRIA Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, France

*** Motivation and objectives ***
Today, robotic systems - and autonomous mobile robots in particular - are being developed at an accelerated pace for a wide range of applications and uses, on a global scale. The industrial and technical applications of robotic systems are constantly gaining in importance, and the many applications that can be performed by mobile robots, such as surveillance, inspection and transport tasks, as well as search and rescue missions, are posing new multidisciplinary scientific challenges and opening the way to new research questions. A mobile robotic system is a complex, dynamic system. For this reason, in addition to perception systems, decision-making and control algorithms are essential for the implementation of mobile robotic systems. To guarantee robustness and precision in the execution of complex tasks, the use of control techniques is essential.

The scientific objective of this summer school is to establish the fundamentals of mobile robotics, to provide the modeling and control tools needed to meet the challenges of these complex systems, and to identify new areas of research and applications in this rapidly evolving field by covering the following themes:
• Modeling of mobile robots: kinematics and dynamics with a focus on aerial robots.
• Motion control for mobile robots: classic control theory applied to robotic systems and advanced control methods
• Multi-robot systems: cooperation and coordination of multiple robots, swarm robotics, formation control and applications
• Recent innovative applications of mobile robots: manipulation and cooperative transportation, robots for environmental monitoring, energy production with aerial robots...

The objective is to assess the fundamentals of mobile robotics while offering insights into recent advancements in the field and innovative applications. The scientific program of the school brings together leading figures in control engineering and robotics, providing an exceptional opportunity to present their latest results and identify emerging areas of research.

*** Important Dates ***
Registration will be possible online from end of April 2024
Pre-registration deadline: June 2024
Registration deadline:     July 2024

*** Registration ***
Registration fees (registration includes attendance to all scientific sessions, accommodation, lunches and Gala Dinner)
Students: 500 €
Academics (post-doctoral researchers included) and French participants with EPST affiliation: 650 €
Industry participants and French participants with EPIC affiliation: 1100 €
CNRS: Free

Registration is limited to 50 applicants. Participants are selected on a first come first serve basis.

*** Organizers ***
Scientific Chairs:
Lara BRIÑÓN ARRANZ     GIPSA-lab, Grenoble INP, Grenoble, France
Ahmad HABLY                   GIPSA-lab, Grenoble INP, Grenoble, France

Local Organizers:
Mirko FIACCHINI     GIPSA-lab, CNRS, Grenoble, France
Matteo TACCHI        GIPSA-lab, CNRS, Grenoble, France

*** About Grenoble ***
Capital of the French Alps, Grenoble can be easily reached by plane from two airports: Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) or Geneva Cointrin (GVA Switzerland). From LYS, a bus shuttle reaches Grenoble's Railway Station in 1 hour. From GVA, a bus shuttle (2 hours) or a train is available. By train, frequent services are also available from Paris (3-hour TGV) and from Lyon (1 hour and 20 minutes by train).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Grenoble!

Best regards,

Lara Briñón Arranz
Associate Professor at GIPSA-lab, Grenoble INP
Grenoble, France