The 2012 OCTOPUS-EVRYON &WSK-TNg Summer School is organized in Roma, Italy from 24 to 29 June, 2012 . The School focuses on the theme of: 'Smart materials, sensors, and actuators within embodied intelligence systems'.
The programme provides students with the major research results for smart materials, sensors, actuators, examples of biological systems to take inspiration for smart solutions, as well as the most advanced technologies for their analysis, modelling, design and development.
The School follows a combined presentation and work activity format. Sessions on high-level research related topics and tutorials will be combined with group work sessions for the students' projects to be presented at the end of the School.
During the School the students will have the opportunity to join Special Sessions at BioRob2012 conference as well as to participate to the students activities of the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) .
The 2012 OCTOPUS Summer School is in fact part of the Italian Bioengineering Week, an exciting week totally dedicated to bioengineering research, featuring a unique concentration of several scientific, cultural and educational events - mostly taking place in Rome) – including the 4th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2012), the Italian National Congress of Bioengineering, the International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, society meetings, and many more.