Northeast Robotics Colloquium

All Day
on Sunday, October 6, 2013
Location:
Harvard University, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, Mass.
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/ece/files/2013/09/ner13-flyer_lq.pdf
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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We invite all roboticists to attend the 2nd annual Northeastern Robotics Colloquium (NERC) to be held at Harvard University on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

After a very successful inaugural colloquium last year attended by over 150 participants from 21 universities and 16 companies and laboratories from the region, NERC is back in 2013! The colloquium aims to bring together all robotics practitioners in the northeastern United States through an exciting one-day event that is simultaneously a research symposium, a job-fair, and a showcase for established and up-and-coming robotics companies. Ultimately, we hope to promote the kind of healthy and well-connected robotics community that will be essential in fueling the field's rapid growth in the coming decade.

The colloquium will feature invited talks by leading local researchers and professionals, robotics industry booths and demos, and interactive poster sessions. The program provides the occasion to meet and mix with other area roboticists and offers unique career and networking opportunities.

This year's invited speakers include:
* Prof. Rob Howe, Harvard
* Prof. John Leonard, MIT
* Dr. Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics Inc
* Prof. Conor Walsh, Harvard


INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
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The program will include interactive sessions during which participants can present posters that showcase their research or products or conduct live demonstrations. The interactive sessions are integral to the colloquium, and we encourage contributions from academia and industry alike. There is ample space for demonstrations and we encourage participants to bring their robots! Submissions of poster and demonstration proposals can be made during the registration process. Further details are available from the event homepage.


REGISTRATION
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Registration is now open! There is a $50 ($20 students) registration fee and registration will close Oct 1, 2013. As a unique feature of this colloquium, we offer registrants the option to upload their CV or résumé, which will be visible to our event partners. Further details
are available from the event homepage.


SPONSORSHIP
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NERC 2013 is also looking for industry sponsors! This is a great opportunity to reach all members of the robotics community in the northeastern US. We offer spotlight presentations as well as time and space during interactive sessions to meet with attendees, showcase products, and conduct live demonstrations. Please contact the
organisers for further information.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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Karthik Dantu, University of Buffalo
Richard Moore, Harvard
Kirstin Petersen, Harvard
Yigit Menguc, Harvard
Daniel Vogt, Harvard