IURS 2008


8th International UJI Robotics School on Rescue Robotics


September 15-19, 2008 - Hotel Intur Bonaire (Benicassim, Spain)


For the 8th edition of its well-known summer school, the Intelligent Robotics Lab of Jaume-I University, in collaboration with the Sheffield-Hallam University (UK) organizes a tutorial on the engineering, scientific and application domain of rescue robotics, sponsored by the IST-FP6 Guardians and ViewFinder EU Cognitive Systems projects.

The school instructors are leading world experts in the field, who work actively in past and present cross-disciplinary projects involving partners from technology and emergency responders.


Aims and scope

Rescue robotics has emerged in recent years as an active research field, providing valuable assistance in urban rescue tasks after catastrophes (e.g. earthquakes) or incidents like fire or accidents involving hazardous materials.

According to this trend, the school will provide to an audience with an engineering background the basic insights about the technology, science, and domain issues that may be instrumental in successfully applying rescue robotics in the real world.

Graduate robotics students will have a unique training opportunity in this emergent and fast-evolving domain, closely interacting for one week with some of the top-level researchers in the world in this field, as well as with fellow students.



Prof. Robin Murphy Prof. Shigeo Hirose Prof. Roland Siegwart
Prof. Anibal Ollero Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Surmann
Prof. Jacques Penders Prof. Yvan Baudoin Dr. Lino Marques



The school will take place during next September, for the whole week 15-19, in Benicàssim, around 300m from the Mediterranean coast. Four sessions of 90 minutes will be held every day, for a total of 30 hours of lesson. Attendance is limited to 40 students. Registration fees, covering course material, accommodation and meals, are 500€. Remote participation is also offered. Registration fees, covering course material and attendace certificate, are 100€.


The official site of the school will be the Hotel Intur Bonaire, and the lectures will be held in a special room of the hotel offering up-to-date technology for conferences and meetings.


Speakers ans students will be accommodated in the Hotel Intur Bonaire and in the nearby (50 mts.) Hotel Intur Azor.


The official language of the school is English.

General Chair
Jacques Penders, SHU, UK
Program Chairs:
Enric Cervera, Jaume-I University, Spain
Yvan Baudoin, RMA, Belgium
Raul Marin, Jaume-I University, Spain
Organization chair:
Leo Nomdedeu, Jaume-I University, Spain