The Latin American Summer School on Cognitive Robotics (LACORO) aims to make cutting-edge knowledge of Artificial Intelligence for Robotics Applications more accessible in the Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, we want to foster intercultural student collaboration within and outside the Americas.

Our aims are:

  • to build a sustainable community of students, academics and professionals in Artificial Intelligence for Robotics, particularly Cognitive Inspired Aspects of AI.
  • to make cutting-edge scientific topics accessible to everyone.
  • to foster intercultural student collaboration within and outside the Americas.

LACORO will include cutting-edge lectures and tutorials on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and aspects of Human Cognition. Moreover, we will host mentoring sessions for both scientific topics and other aspects of the academic research world.

We believe it is imperative to host these events in Latin America to establish a robust research community on the American continent. Moreover, we think hosting educational events such as Summer Schools in Latin America is essential because most events are held in the Northern Hemisphere and often, the schedule conflicts with teaching activities in the Southern Hemisphere.

LACORO 2023 Important Dates

Registration Opens Thursday, 1st September 2022
Registration Closes Monday, 31st October 2022
Early Registration Pricing Ends Monday, 31st October 2022
Registration Grant Application Opens Saturday, 1st October 2022
Registration Grant Application Closes Monday, 31st October 2022
Registration Grant Notification Tuesday, 15th November 2022
Special Issue Submission Deadline Thursday, 20th October 2022
LACORO 3 – 6 January 2023

LACORO 2023 Registration

The registration starts on the 1st September 2022 by filling out an online form.

We will offer some financial support to students to cover costs related to transportation and registration fee, for which additional documentation is required and specified in the registration form. More details about the financial support are provided on the dedicated Grants page.

How to Register:

To register to the summer school, fill out the online application form, please read these instructions carefully.

Registration Fee:

Early Registration Fee
until 31st October 2022
Late/On-site Registration
after 31st October 2022
Students: 50 USD 75 USD
Academics: 100 USD 150 USD
Professionals: 200 USD 300 USD

Research Topic on Cognitive Inspired Aspects of Robot Learning
Frontiers in Neurorobotics

This Research Topic focuses on the state-of-the-art in cognitive-inspired aspects of robot learning. It is an associated activity of the Latin American Summer School on Cognitive Robotics (LACORO). This Research Topic welcomes novel contributions to new theoretical methods and applications that align with the topics covered in LACORO, including but not limited to: For more information click here.

LACORO 2023 Speakers


María José Escobar
María José Escobar

Electronics Engineering Department, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

Eduardo Benitez Sandoval
Eduardo Benitez Sandoval

Creative Robotics Lab, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia

Pablo Barros
Pablo Barros

Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Sony, Brussels, Belgium

Lorenzo Jamone
Lorenzo Jamone

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) of the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK

Bruno Lara
Bruno Lara

Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), Mexico

LACORO 2023 Sponsors


IEEE Robotics and Automation Society


Frontiers Media S.A.


Centro de Innovación y Robótica

Universidad Andrés Bello

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH

UNSW Sydney

Universidad Central de Chile