Courses

The iCub team is involved in training activities on the use of the iCub robots and more in general techniques for software programming of humanoid robots. The main event we organize is the VVV school, which started in 2006, and was held for 12 editions. The school is a mix of frontal teaching, hands-on sessions and invited talks.

Students build practical programming skills thanks to extensive training sessions on software simulators and real humanoid robotic platforms, with two iCub humanoid robots available for the students equipped with a cluster of computers and GPUs in a dedicated LAN.

Our last school has been held in Santa Margherita Ligure in 2018


NEWS COURSE 2020 - Easy Peasy Robotics Online Crash Course WEB20

The aim of the 4-days online crash course is to provide participants with a brief overview of the research problems and applications related to humanoid robot programming, from perception to control. Also, we will cover aspects of mechanical design in simple scenarios to highlight the tight connection among all the steps of the design chain from ground up and thus to call attention to the importance of developing a multidisciplinary approach to robotics. Unlike the past editions of Easy Peasy Robotics that we held in presence, the WEB20 event will be fully online in live streaming and will take place in October 2020, from Monday 26/10 to Thursday 29/10.

The course program and subscription information can be found on the WEB20 Webpage


In the past years we collaborate with universities and research centers all over the world

  • The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Max Planck Institute, Leipsig, Tubingen
  • University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris)
  • CNR, Rome
  • CNRS, Grenoble
  • CNRS, LAAS, Touluse
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Plymouth
  • Istituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • INSERM, France
  • Bielefeld University
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Aberystwyth University
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Darmstadt
  • Middle East Technical University, Ankara
  • University of Osaka
  • Beckman Institute, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Gottingen
  • Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
  • University of Edinbourgh
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Innsbruck
  • RIKEN, Brain Institute, Tokyo
  • Athena Research Center
  • University of Mariland, MD
  • University of Genoa
  • Austrian Research Centers, Vienna
  • University of Zurich
  • University of Cagliari
  • University of Skovde
  • Hamburg University
  • Uppsala University
  • Telerobot SpA
  • Queen Mary University, London
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