EURON Summer School on Perception and Sensor Fusion in Mobile Robotics

2nd Summer School on
Perception and Sensor Fusion in
obile Robotics

September 11÷16, 2006 – Fermo, Italy

PSFMR 2006
supported by


September, 27 2006
School material and pictures were published.

September, 9 2006
Publisced the quick guide.

August, 14 2006

Venue page was updated with useful information and maps to plan your travel.

July, 6 2006
PSFMR Preliminary program was published.

June, 28 2006
Accomodation and venue pages have been updated.

June, 5 2006

Registration will open June, 12 2006 at 00.00

May, 30 2006
Published the final list of lecturers

March, 28 2006

Download the 1st announcement of PRFMR05 in PDF format

PSFMR 2006

March, 23 2006

PSMR 2006 was approved for EURON support



Prof. Primo Zingaretti
phone: +39-071-2204.899
fax: +39-071-2204.474

Dr. Ing. Emanuele Frontoni,
phone: +39-071-2204.666
fax: +39-071-2204.474

PSFMR 2005



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The “2nd Summer School on Perception and Sensor Fusion in Mobile Robotics” will be held in Fermo, Italy, from September 11 to September 16, 2006.

This edition will give more space to perception issues, focusing on Computer Vision and Image Processing methods and techniques that are more suitable in mobile robotics.

Fermo is one of the most lively centres of the Marche Region. It is located at about 75 km to the south of Ancona, a stone's throw away or 5km from Porto San Giorgio on the coast, with the rest of the territory heading inland towards the borders of Umbria and the Monte Sibillini. Within 50km the land rises from sea level to 2478 m at Mount Vettore. This zone is spectacular and off all the main tourist routes.
City of studies, Fermo can boast the most ancient university center, founded in 825 by Lotario I and continued till 1826. During the middle age was very blooming: reached 1200 students as to compete with the Bologna University.
Today it is the seat of a Faculty of Engineering of the Università Politecnica delle Marche.

Lessons will be held in the at the Engineering Faculty of the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Fermo. The lesson room is fully equipped for teaching and several up-to-date personal computers are available in the laboratory for tutorials and exercises. Wireless broadband internet connection is also available in the building.

The summer school offers full board and lodging to all participants. Students will be hosted in a hotel located in the city centre at a walking distance from the University. Lodging will be in triple or double/twin rooms with radio and TV, direct dial telephone and internet connection. Breakfast will be in hotel while lunches and dinners will be supplied at the university students’ restaurant and in a city restaurant, respectively.

Pierre Bessiere

CNRS, GRAVIR Lab, INRIA Montbonnot, France
Wolfram Burgard,

Dept. Computer Science, Univ. of Freiburg, Germany
Virginio Cantoni,
Univ. of Pavia, Italy
James L. Crowley,
INPG, Grenoble, France
Sauro Longhi,
DIIGA, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Emanuele Menegatti,
DEI, Univ. of Padova, Italy
Roland Siegwart,
ASL/LSA, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Markus Vincze
Vienna University of Technology (VUT), Austria

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Objectives and contents

The principal objective of this six-day school is to introduce the state of the art in machine perception and sensor fusion in mobile robotics to young researchers.
Mobile robotics is a rapidly maturing technology for both indoor and outdoor applications. Mobile robots must have a high degree of interactivity with and adaptability to their surrounding environment.
Perception consists in acquiring real word representations by interacting with the environment using many different sensors (camera, laser, sonar, radar, GPS, etc.). The integration of sensor data is fundamental in the learning and planning processes, whose aim is modifying these internal representations to provide more robust solutions and to accomplish tasks better and better.
The main goal of this summer school is to bring to students' attention the leading edge topics and recent trends related with autonomous mobile robots.
While the first edition of PSFMR, held in Ancona on last September (, was mainly centered on sensor fusion techniques, this edition will give more space to perception issues, focusing on Computer Vision and Image Processing methods and techniques that are more suitable in mobile robotics.
In more detail, the following three principal topics will be discussed:
1. sensors for perception
2. computer vision, image analysis and processing
3. multi-sensor fusion

The instructors are researchers coming from prestigious research centres and universities with high experience in the mobile robotic field. Most of them are working in cutting-edge researches and/or already taught in similar schools.

English is the official language of the summer school.

Euron Summer School

Supported by BACS

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Università Politecnica delle Marche,
D.I.I.G.A. - Dip. Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione
via Brecce Bianche - 60131 Ancona - Italy

Scientific Sponsors :
EURON Summer Schools      Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition