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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 Audience

LACORO targets later-year Engineering Students, MSc students, PhD Students, Academics and Professionals. Although LACORO will be organized in Latin America, LACORO is open to participants worldwide.

LACORO 2023 Important Dates

Registration Opens Thursday, 1st September 2022
Registration Closes Monday, 28th November 2022
Early Registration Pricing Ends Monday, 28th November 2022
Special Issue Submission Deadline Tuesday, 20th December 2022
LACORO 3rd – 6th of January 2023

LACORO 2023 Registration

The registration starts on the 1st September 2022 by filling out an online form. We only have a limited number of places!

How to Register:

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

The standard registration period has concluded. However, late registrations are still possible, fill out the online application form for late registrations, please read these instructions carefully.

Registration Fee:

The standard registration period has concluded. However, late registrations are still possible, fill out the online application form for late registrations, please read these instructions carefully.

Early Registration Fee
until 28th November 2022
Late/On-site Registration
after 28th November 2022
Students: FREE OF CHARGE 50 USD
Academics: 100 USD 150 USD
Professionals: 200 USD 300 USD
Click here for more details about the registration

LACORO 2023 Research Internships

Research Internships for MSc and Eng Students

We offer two full-time paid "research mentoring" internships for Engineering and Master's students. The internship is funded by the "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)" program of Google Research. The internship can be conducted in one of the labs of LACORO's organizers, i.e., in Santiago at the Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), Sydney at the UNSW Sydney or Hannover at the Leibniz Universität Hannover – L3S Research Center. The funding covers all related costs (transportation, accommodation, etc.) to a limit. The funding limit and destination would imply that the internship would have different durations depending on the chosen destination.

The internship is intended to grow students' professional capital and facilitate the transition into a scientific career. As part of the internship, the students will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, research training and guidance in experimental projects that could be (part of) their thesis project. As part of the internship, the students are expected to write a report formatted as a scientific article.

For applications, when registering, please include a short project proposal of the research you would like to conduct during the internship (between 2000 and 2500 Characters in English or Spanish), and provide a link to your CV and course transcript in the registration form.

To apply, you will need to submit the following:

  • Register to LACORO 2023
  • a short research proposal (between 2000 and 2500 Characters)
  • a CV, and
  • your course transcript (list of courses with the corresponding grades).

For further information, contact us at lacoro@innovacionyrobotica.com

Apply to the internship here

LACORO 2023 Speakers

LECTURERS

Tamim Asfour
Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Javier Ruíz Del Solar San Martín
Javier Ruíz Del Solar San Martín

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad de Chile

Yukie Nagai
Yukie Nagai

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Lorenzo Jamone
Lorenzo Jamone

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

Pablo Barros
Pablo Barros

Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Sony, Brussels, Belgium

Bruno Lara
Bruno Lara

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

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

TUTORS

Lorenzo Jamone
Lorenzo Jamone

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

Pablo Barros
Pablo Barros

Senior Machine Learning Researcher at Sony, Brussels, Belgium

Bruno Lara
Bruno Lara

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

Francisco Leiva
Francisco Leiva

Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), Universidad de Chile.

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 Sponsors

DIAMOND SPONSORS

GoogleResearch

PLATINUM SPONSORS

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

GOLD SPONSORS

Frontiers Media S.A.

IEEE Chile Centro Section

SILVER SPONSORS

Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

ORGANIZERS

Centro de Innovación y Robótica

Universidad Andrés Bello

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH

UNSW Sydney

Universidad Central de Chile

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chile Centro

IEEE UNAB Student Branch

Contact Us

lacoro@innovacionyrobotica.com