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> > NSF Town-Hall Meeting

Date: October 11, 2006
Time: 5:00-6:00PM
Location: Convention Hall No. 9, Level 3, Beijing International Convention Center


  • IIS Program Solicitation NSF 06-572
  • CISE CPATH Solicitation NSF 06-608
  • Questions and Answers

A PowerPoint poster is available here.



> > IEEE/IFR Invention and Entrepreneurship Award

Date: October 11, 2006
Time: 9:30-11:30
Venue: Convention Hall No.1, Level 2, Beijing International Convention Center

For further information and agenda, please visit: http://isrc.skku.edu/~IAB/.



> > RAS Young Professionals Lunch

Date: October 12, 2006
Time: 12:15-13:15 (during lunch break)
Place: Convention Hall No.1, Level 2, Beijing International Convention Center

Ken Goldberg, Vice-President of Technical Activities, with other Society officers, will highlight recent developments and describe our 21 Technical Committees (TCs) and also our Distinguished Lecturer (DL)  Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk with TC chairs, sign up to join TCs, and meet fellow young professionals in our Society.

Free box lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 IROS attendees under 45 years old. (Others are very welcome to attend but alas, our budget is limited to 200 lunches).

No reservations are required. For questions please contact:
Associate VPTA, Katsu Yamane < yamane@ynl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp>.



>> US National Science Foundation Travel Support

The US National Science Foundation has provided a travel fund to partially support students and junior faculty working in US universities to attend IROS2006.

  • Who may apply?

Students and junior faculty who are studying or working in the universities in the United States are eligible to apply for this travel support. The authors or co-authors of papers accepted for presentation at IROS2006, students, women, and under-represented minorities, US citizens/permanent residents have higher priority to get the support. The balanced distribution of the awardees among different universities and states will also be one of the factors in the selection process. Awardees of the NSF travel support are required to travel by US carries. If it is a code shared flight, the ticket must be issued by a US carrier.

  • How to apply?

Eligible applicants may send their applications to Prof. Ning Xi, xin@msu.edu. The application should include the following:

(1) Name and contact information
(2) Current position
(3) Citizenship/visa status in US
(4) List of IROS2006 papers authored/presented by the applicant
(5) Participation of other activities related to IROS2006

The application should be received by September 25, 2006.

  • When the result will be announced?

The awardees will be informed by October 1, 2006. The amount of the support for each individual will depend on the total number of final awardees.