UW News

June 26, 2009

Media advisory: Aquatic robots, autonomous planes at UW robotics conference

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WHAT: 2009 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, an international robotics meeting

WHO: Robotics experts from the University of Washington and other institutions.

WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1; UW Seattle campus

DETAILS: Sessions of general interest include:

Understanding the Human Hand for Advancing Robotic Manipulation
Workshop organized by UW’s Ravi Balasubramanian and Yoky Matsuoka. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Electrical Engineering Building 125.  

Introduction to Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio
Industry-sponsored workshop. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Electrical Engineering Building 003.

Visually-Mediated Behaviors of the Fruit Fly
Invited talk by Michael Dickinson, California Institute for Technology. Monday, 1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., Guggenheim 220.  

Aquatic Robots and Ocean Sampling
Workshop featuring UW’s Kristi Morgansen. Monday, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Husky Union Building 106B.

Autonomous Flying Vehicles
Workshop. Monday, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Husky Union Building 108.   

Next Generation Ocean Sciences: The Leading Edge of an Environmental Renaissance
Invited talk by John Delaney, UW. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Guggenheim 220.   

“UW Robotics Lab Tours and Demos.” Six UW labs will be open and giving demonstrations Tuesday 12:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Guided tour leaves at 12:20 p.m. from Guggenheim Hall.


For more information: Contact Hannah Hickey at 206-543-2580 or hickeyh@u.washington.edu. A full conference program is available at www.roboticsconference.org.