If you study, work, teach, or do research in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, robotics and automation, you will be interested in the upcoming Robotics Conference, the 16th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, on June 1 – 3, 2011, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dr. Ing Kimon Valavanis of the University of Denver, USA will be chairing the Robotics Conference. Dr. Valavanis is currently Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, acting chair of the Computer Science Department, and Director of the Denver University Unmanned Systems Laboratory, which he established. He is also Guest Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Department of Telecommunications, University of Zagreb Croatia.
Dr. Valavanis’ research interests are in the areas of Unmanned Systems, Distributed Intelligence Systems, Robotics and Automation, where he is very widely published. His co-authored projects include Intelligent Robotic Systems: Theory, Design and Applications; Control Problems in Robotics and Automation; Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Programming and Control, and most recently Linear and Nonlinear Control of Small-Scale Unmanned Helicopters.
An IASTED Robotics conference has representatives from over 30 countries, with researchers working across a wide range of disciplines. These might include but are not limited to artificial Intelligence, biomimetic robotics, computer vision, distributed sensing, hybrid robotic control, manipulators, micro robotics modeling, motion planning, multimedia robotics, robot design, simulation, and prototyping, and sensory networks.
Applications for these disciplines involve aerospace, agriculture, automotive, biomechanics, bioscience, design and industrial automation, distance education, energy, flight simulators, health care and rehabilitation, medical robotics, personal robots, satellite navigation and surgery, and unmanned and underwater vehicles.
The speakers and topics for the June 2011 conference have not yet been chosen, but usually feature world- renowned experts in their fields. The most recent Robotics Conference in early November 2010 had as its keynote speaker Pierre E. Dupont, Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School and Pediatric and Cardiac Bioengineering Chair, Children’s Hospital Boston, USA who spoke on “Robotics Technology for Minimally Invasive Surgery”.
You can access abstracts from this conference at http://www.iasted.org/conferences/pastinfo-706.html
Some Robotics conferences have mobile robot and software competitions. Tutorials are usually included in the Robotics conference fee, and often awards are given for best paper and PhD paper. Dinner banquets are excellent opportunities to network and socialize.
Vancouver is a vibrant city, home to the esteemed University of British Columbia. It is known for its lovely beaches, cosmopolitan culture and ecological bent. Explore famous Stanley Park or take in the beauty of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden.
The International Association for Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) is a non-profit organization founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1977. IASTED promotes economic development through science and technology, and organizes some 300 conferences in over 40 countries around the world. For more information, please visit iasted.org
The 16th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications will be held in June 2011, in Vancouver, Canada, where advances in robotics, automation, and intelligence research and their applications will be presented. More details at: http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-743.html