Welcome to the RobotCub Summer School!

Application and registration for Veni Vidi Vici '06, is closed. Thanks to all who applied! We are starting to set up support tools for the school:


The aim of this school is to consolidate and disseminate skills in software engineering for humanoid robots. Robots at the cutting-edge of research tend to be a complicated mish-mash of recently-developed hardware. We show you how to achieve modularity and code reuse in your software, maximizing the time spent actually doing research, and facilitating collaboration across robot projects. We teach both general design skills and introduce specific proven designs. We run hands-on laboratory sessions with current tools - all of which are free and open source. The lab sessions build up to a substantial collaborative project on a real humanoid robot.


The school is structured as a series of hands-on practical laboratory sessions, and informal talks. There will be real robots to work with (at least two heads, and one hand/arm/head humanoid). We will have our own local network, including wireless. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop.



The days will be full. The school is held in the Villa Hanbury botanical gardens, Ventimiglia, Italy.

We start at 9, and continue to 7 (breaks: morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea).

We begin the school in the morning of Monday, July 17 2006, and finish in the evening of Wednesday, July 26 2006 (with people leaving during Thursday, July 27 2006).

About RobotCub

RobotCub is a project to study cognition through robotics. Along the way, we are creating a completely open design for a humanoid robot - open hardware, open software, open mind. Our hardware designs and software are free and open source. The RobotCub consortium is composed of 16 partners, 11 from Europe, 3 from Japan and 2 from the USA. The coordinator is the LIRA-Lab at the University of Genoa, Italy

Read the flyer.