The Latin American Summer School on Cognitive Robotics (LACORO) aims at making cutting-edge knowledge on Artificial Intelligence for Robotics Applications accessible to everyone, especially in the Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, we want to foster intercultural student collaboration within and outside the Americas.
Our aims are:
We will organize the Summer School in Latin America biennially. LACORO will include cutting-edge lectures and tutorials on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics but also aspects of Human Cognition. Moreover, we will host a hackathon where attendees can acquire hands-on experience on some of the topics of the Summer School.
The lectures will be recorded and subtitled at least in English, Spanish and Portuguese and made accessible online. We expect to slowly upload the videos once subtitles and their corresponding translations are completed.
We believe it is imperative to host these types of events in Latin America to establish a robust research community on the American continent. Moreover, we think it is essential hosting educational events such as Summer Schools in Latin America because most events are held in the Northern Hemisphere and often the schedule conflicts with teaching activities in the Southern Hemisphere.
The inaugural version of the LACORO is co-located with the
10th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL)
|Application Period Opens||Saturday, 1st February 2020|
|Participant Notification||Tuesday, 31st March 2020|
|Application Period Closes||Friday, 28th August 2020|
|Registration Opens||Wednesday, 1st April 2020|
|Early Registration Pricing Ends||Wednesday, 1st July 2020|
|Registration Closes||Friday, 28th August 2020|
|ACM-W Grant Application Opens||Wednesday, 1st April 2020|
|ACM-W Grant Application Closes||Monday, 15th June 2020|
|ACM-W Grant Notification||Tuesday, 30th June 2020|
|Dinner||Saturday, 5th September 2020|
|LACORO||3 – 5 September 2020|
The Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) was founded in 1926 and built by the donation of the Chilean philanthropist Federico Santa María. The USM is a prestigious technical university.
A solid education has marked the history of the University in Engineering, Science and Technology, and by the promotion of an integral spirit through the development of culture, physical and sports activities, solidarity activities and entrepreneurial skills ... USM specialises in the following areas: Electronics, Mining, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Informatics, Business, Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics), Aeronautics, Architecture, Construction, and Environmental Sciences, among others.
The University is easily accessible by public transportation. From Santiago International Airport: 1 hour 30 min by bus. From the city of Valparaíso or Viña del Mar: 5 minutes by taxi, 10 minutes by subway or bus, 20 minutes walking.Click here for more details about the Venue
The application process for candidate attendees starts on the 1st February 2020 by filling out an online form and uploading a couple of documents. The organizing committee will then evaluate the applications and select a limited number of participants (50). Those selected will receive a notification of acceptance starting 31st March 2020 . We will continue to accept applications until the nominal number of participans reaches 50. More details below.
To apply to the summer school, fill out the online application form, please read these instructions carefully. Your application should include:
If you are requesting financial support for transportation to the venue, additional documentation is required. See the Travel Grants section below.
|Early Registration Fee
until 1st July 2020
after 1st July 2020
|Students:||50 USD||75 USD|
|Academics:||100 USD||150 USD|
|Professionals:||200 USD||300 USD|
Electronics Engineering Department, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation (DCA) of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FEEC) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan