RPL Summer School
Five days of immersive workshops
13-17 June 2022
Robotics Perception and Learning division (RPL) is organising a 5-day fully-funded summer school in June 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden. The summer school hosts a mix of academic and industrial researchers from around the world and aims to provide a forum that promotes new collaborations. It is set to cover a wide range of topics in the realm of robotics, perception, and learning, where the background of the attendees and talks cover the following range of disciplines:
Deep Learning and Generative Models
Human-Robot Interaction and Manipulation
Planning and Decision Making
The vision of the summer school revolves around brainstorming and discussion sessions, with keynote speeches and invited talks as sources of inspiration. The aim of such a programme is for the participants to discover overlaps in their research topics, find novel ideas, and establish new points of collaboration with other researchers throughout the summer school. We hope that by the end of the event participants will have formed concrete leads for future works. A preliminary summary of the programme is as follows:
5-day event from 13th to 17th of June 2022
Keynote speeches and invited talks
The summer school takes place at a mesmerising venue in a Swedish summer landscape, where all the participants get to enjoy nature, spa, outdoor activities, and more. Participation in this year's edition of RPL Summer School is by invitation only.
RPL sponsors the expenses of the summer school participants, including the bus from/to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, accommodation/meals/refreshments from midday 12 June, to midday 17 June, as well as all the materials and activities in the course of the event.
Who are we?
Robotics, Perception, and Learning (RPL) is a division at the department of Intelligent Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Our division is home to 13 active faculty and more than 100 researchers in the areas of Active Perception, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Grasping, Manipulation, Mobile Robotics, Planning, Decision Making, and Social Robotics.
Please, check if you need a visa to enter Sweden prior to your trip and apply for it as soon as possible to avoid frustration and disappointment. We cannot apply for the visa for you, however, we will supply the official invitation letter for visa applications.
We are carefully monitoring the current pandemic situation and we will inform you about any influence it can have on the event. For detailed information about travel restrictions, COVID tests or vaccination status requirements to entry Sweden, please refer to the Swedish embassy website.
Note that we cover all the expenses during the Summer School in Stockholm, however, all the participants are responsible for getting here on their own. Nevertheless, we understand that some of the universities may not reimburse you for the travel. We try our best to give equal opportunities to all the students to participate, regardless of their financial status, therefore, we decided to provide up to 5 travel grants which will cover flights tickets to and from Stockholm. Please, contact us for more information before 19 April 2022.
The closest international airport is Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) located around 42 km from the centre of the city.
If you arrive on Sunday 12 June, you will be provided with transportation from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm City. Otherwise, there are various options for transportation to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) including taxis, limos, rideshare, and shuttle services. Additional information can be found here.
Getting Around Stockholm
Stockholm is a pedestrian-friendly city. You can use various public transportation such as the metro, buses, and trams. We recommend planning your trip via Google Maps which has a complete schedule and will come in very handy during your stay. You can buy the tickets (starting from 75 min) directly in the machine or on the official Stockholm City Public transportation app. More details can be found here.