Classes for Students, Events - 02/02/2012

UdineRobot Winter edition 2011-12: Opening of first "School of Robotics Lab"

UdineRobot Winter edition 2011-12: Opening of first "School of Robotics Lab"
On January 28th Udine Bearzi Institute welcomed the public in its laboratories and classrooms for the inauguration of its "School of Robotics Lab", the first ever opened in Italy. Extraordinary participation of students from all over the Region. Udine Robot Winter Edition offered courses of robotics in education from primary to high schools. (Read More)
Courses for Teachers, Classes for Students, Events, News - 31/01/2012

ECWT for e-skills week 2012: National Campaign and Calendar

ECWT for e-skills week 2012: National Campaign and Calendar
The European Center for Women&Technology and her National Contact Points are organizing several Europeanwide activities in the frame of the e-skills week. The School of Robotics, associated of the ECWT, and its networks are organizing many interesting events in educational robotics field and ICT. (Read More)
Lectures, News - 30/01/2012

Call for Paper: 3rd International Workshop “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics”

Call for Paper: 3rd International Workshop “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics”
3rd International Workshop "Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics": Integrating robotics in school curriculum. Riva del Garda (TN), Italy Friday April 20th, 2012. Download here the Call's text. Deadline to send applications: February 29th, 2012. (Read More)
Lectures, Events - 30/01/2012

Genova, MuMa Galata Museum: Duilio Marcante 2012 Award and exhibit

Genova, MuMa Galata Museum: Duilio Marcante 2012 Award and exhibit
The exhit (open at Genova MuMa Galata Museum February 1st-29th) features diving experimental prototypes. On February 19th, at 5 p.m. conference with Gianluca Genoni and underwater photographer Alberto Balbi. On February 25th, Yves Omer, the legendary underwater cameraman collaborator of Commander J.Y. Cousteau on the Calypsho ship. (Read More)
Lectures, Courses for Teachers - 25/01/2012

Seminar on educational robotic for students with special needs

Seminar on educational robotic for students with special needs
There is a schoolnetwork based in the city of Lucca that employs educational robotics kots since some years. Theu have invited School of Robotics'Emanuele Micheli to give a lecture on "Educational robotics for children with special needs" (on January 26th, 18:00, at School Da Vinci Chelini). (Read More)
News, Projects - 25/01/2012

CNR-IEIIT: Call for Proposal, Research Grant on "autonomous robot navigation"

CNR-IEIIT: Call for Proposal, Research Grant on "autonomous robot navigation"
The CNR-IEIIT issued a Call for a Research Grant on "autonomous robot navigation". Deadline: February 3rd, 2012 (Read More)
Classes for Students - 19/01/2012

School of robotics in Portugal: robotics lab for children with Lego WeDo

School of robotics in Portugal: robotics lab for children with Lego WeDo
On 5 January 2012, Fausto Ferreira, CNR-IEIIT researcher, PhD Student at University of Genoa and School of Robotics collaborator was in Portugal coordinating robotics workshops for 4 years old kids in the kindergarten of Colégio de Alfragide, near Lisbon. (Read More)
Events, News, Projects - 17/01/2012

E-Skills Week 2012 in Italy: In full gear!

E-Skills Week 2012 in Italy: In full gear!
The European Center for Women&Technology and her National Contact Points are organizing several Europeanwide activities in the frame of the e-skills week. The School of Robotics, associated of the ECWT, and its networks are applying for many interesting events in educational robotics field. (Read More)
Events, News - 16/01/2012

Obituary: Professor Paolo Rossi

Obituary: Professor Paolo Rossi
On January 14th died Paolo Rossi, philosopher of science and great scholar of philosophy and of evolution of sciences. He was involved in discussion on Roboethics when he took part in the Atelier on Roboethics (2006) and in the organizing of the Seminar "Robotics, A New Science" (National Academi of Lincei, 2008). (Read More)
Books, News - 11/01/2012

Off the Shelf: "Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics ", Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, George Bekey

Off the Shelf: "Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics ", Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, George Bekey
Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner. As robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots? How might society--and ethics--change with robotics? With an essay by Gianmarco Veruggio. (Read More)