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Bocconi sale sul podio tra le business school d'Europa: terzo posto dopo Londra e Parigi

Università repubblica.it - 9 hours 9 min ago

Nella classifica annuale del Financial Times la Sda Bocconi passa dal sesto al terzo posto

Più libri nelle biblioteche scolastiche, ma le strutture si impoveriscono

Università repubblica.it - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 18:06

Più volumi grazie a donazioni e alle convenzioni con gli editori e le singole librerie. Ma diminuisce l'orario di apertura delle sale. Meno risorse interne dedicate alla catalogazione e al prestito. Ogni istituto per il funzionamento della struttura e l'acquisto di libri oggi...

In Memorium: Richard D. Klafter – Former RAS President

RAS - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 23:38

Richard D. (Dick) Klafter died on 11 November 2019. He was an IEEE Fellow and served as the fourth President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) from 1994-1995.

Dick received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York in 1969. He was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as the Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering during his tenure there.

Dick was a founding member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Council which later became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He was the first Treasurer of the Council. He served for many years in this role and was the Vice President for Finance during the transition from a Council to a Society. He was the Treasurer for the first ICRA (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation) held outside the USA in Nice, France in 1992.

He co-authored one of the early textbooks in robotics – Robotic Engineering: An Integrated Approach in 1989. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 1996 for his contributions to robotics education and graduate training in electrical and computer engineering.

During his term as President, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine began publication in 1994. He co-chaired the IEEE RAS Awards Committee after his term as President during which time the RAS Pioneer Award and IEEE RAS Early Career Awards were established.

Dick was known for his good humor and supportive leadership. He will be remembered as one of the early leaders within the IEEE in the field of robotics and automation.

RAS Past Presidents were honored during ICRA 2012.
l-r: David Orin, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Bruno Siciliano, Dick Volz, Paolo Dario, Larry Ho, Toshio Fukuda, George Bekey, Norm Caplan, Dick Klafter, Art Sanderson and TJ Tarn

RasDay-UEL 2019 was a great success!

RAS - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 20:26

RAS-UEL is an IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter formed by students of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the State University of Londrina, Brazil.

The chapter held a barbecue for all members, to network, celebrate, and present all the activities performed by the chapter throughout the year.

One project that was recognized at RasDay-UEL 2019 was The OttoBots Project which seeks, through use of child-friendly robots, to bring joy to sick children in hospitals. This year, 9 Ottos were developed that range from simple (armless models made in laser cutting machine) to more complex models (OttoAranha made in 3D printer). In addition, the project impacted more than 9,000 people, from education professionals, children diagnosed with cancer, and students from various schools in Londrina.

RAS-UEL appreciates all the help provided by the sponsors and the volunteers' willingness and commitment to the project.

IEEE RAS has more than 220 Local and Regional Chapters active around the world. Among activities like RasDay-UEL 2019, local RAS chapters sponsor or cosponsor minisymposia, student competitions, and continuing education workshops. Local RAS chapters also provide valuable professional contacts, especially for engineers who may have few co-workers who are robotics or automation professionals.

To find your local student branch chapter, click here. If your school is not on the list, consider starting your own RAS Student Branch Chapter. For more details on organizing your own student chapter, click here.




2020 IEEE RAS Fellow Class Announced

RAS - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 21:02

Congratulations to the following IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) members who were elevated to Fellow grade, effective 1 January 2020! Nominees for IEEE Fellow must hold the grade of Senior Member or Life Senior Member to qualify for elevation to Fellow status.

2020 RAS Fellows Evaluated by RAS

Aude Billard - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne
“for contributions to robot task learning and programming by human demonstration”
Satyandra Gupta - University of Southern California
“for contributions to the development of decision making tools for manufacturing automation”
Tarek Hamel - University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
“for contributions to the field of aerial robotics”
Auke Ijspeert - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne
“for contributions to biorobotics for locomotion”
Claudio Melchiorri - University of Bologna
“for design and control of robot hands and telemanipulation systems”
Marcia O'Malley - Rice University
“for contributions to rehabilitation robotics and haptic systems”
Nabil Simaan - Vanderbilt University
“for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery”
Atsuo Takanishi - Waseda University
“for contribution to the development of humanoid robots”

2020 RAS Fellows Evaluated by Other IEEE Societies

Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Sven Koenig - University of Southern California
“for contributions to search algorithms and multi-agent”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
Hussein Abbass - University of New South Wales
“for contributions to evolutionary learning and optimization”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
F Karray - University of Waterloo
“for contributions to intelligent systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
Yong Song - New York University Abu Dhabi 
“for contributions to neural adaptive and fault-tolerant control techniques”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society:
Dongbin Zhao - Chinese Academy of Sciences 
“for contributions to adaptive dynamic programming and reinforcement learning”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Andrea Garulli - University of Siena 
“for contributions to set membership identification and robust analysis of uncertain systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Christoforos Hadjicostis - University of Cyprus
“for contributions to distributed and discrete event systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Sandra Hirche - Technical University of Munich
“for contributions to human-machine interaction and networked control”
Evaluated by the IEEE Computer Society:
Yasamin Mostofi - University of California, Santa Barbara
“for contributions to control and communications co-optimization in mobile sensor networks”
Evaluated by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society:
Saeid Nahavandi - Deakin University
“for contributions to haptically-enabled robotic systems”
Evaluated by the IEEE Sensors Council:
Ravinder Dahiya - University of Glasgow
“for contributions to tactile sensing”


IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members. The honor is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

If you know of an IEEE colleague who is a Senior Member or Life Senior Member in good standing, has completed five years of service in any grade of IEEE Membership and who has made an outstanding contribution to the electronic or electrical engineering profession, you can nominate this person in one of four categories:

  • Application Engineer/Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Research Engineer/Scientist
  • Technical Leader

Additional information about the IEEE Fellow program, and a list of RAS Fellows is available HERE.

Scuola, rapporto Ocse-Pisa: solo uno studente su 20 sa distinguere tra fatti e opinioni

Università repubblica.it - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 21:08

Secondo l'indagine 2018 solo in matematica i quindicenni italiani risultano in media con gli altri Paesi; per il resto l'Italia è abbondantemente sotto e addirittura tra il 23esimo e il 29esimo posto per capacità di lettura. Si confermano il divario tra Nord e Sud, tra maschi e...

Basta un anno da precari per fare il concorso straordinario

Università repubblica.it - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:09

Approvato alla Camera il Decreto scuola: prova nazionale per assumere 24 mila docenti, riaperta la graduatoria di Terza fascia, bando per gli insegnanti di religione. Il ministro Fioramonti: "Ottimista sulle risorse finali"

Student Scavenger Hunt Winners From 2019 IROS in Macau

RAS - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 18:05

Thank you for participating in IROS 2019's Scavenger Hunt! We hope you had a lot of fun---it sure looks like it! The results are in, and here
they are:

1st place: Purple Rice Yogurt

Surabhi Verma

Julie Stephany Berrio

2nd place: Flying Giraffe

Philippe Ludivig

Jan Mrázek

Vishnu Sashank Dorbala

3rd place: IROSofties

Erin Nolan

Jan Peters

Dr Helge Wurdemann

Mats Wiese

4th place: Autobots

Takuto Takahashi

Juan José Quiroz Omaña

Rahul Kumar


Conference Challenges:

Check out the welcome reception: #iros2019welcome


Shake hands with a keynote speaker: #iros2019keynote


Get the RAS president's autograph: #iros2019president


Say hi to a fellow student you've never met before: #iros2019newfriend


Take a selfie with a member of the RAS staff: #iros2019rasstaff


Buy someone a drink: #iros2019cheers


Say goodbye at the farewell reception: #iros2019solong


Take a picture of an interesting poster: #iros2019poster


Take a picture of an interesting exhibition: #iros2019exhibition


Local Challenges:

Macau attracts many international travelers. Seek out at least three cuisines from other Asian countries for breakfast/lunch/dinner. #iros2019eatlocale


An international destination attracts those from outside of Asia (maybe even you!). Show us that you enjoyed at least three cuisines from non-Asian countries. #iros2019foodsunknown


Everyone could use a little bit of luck; visit at least 1 Buddhist temple and 1 church. Bonus points for both in the same photo. #iros2019wishingwell


The Venetian itself is a famous attraction in Macau. Take a picture on a bridge in Venetian with a gondola in sight. #iros2019venetian

Enjoy and share a night view of Macau (at Macau Tower). #iros2019nightview


Macau used to be owned by Portugal until 1999. Walk around Vila da Taipa and take a picture of either Portuguese building or Portuguese food. #iros2019VilaDaTaipa


Just a brisk walk away from the ferry terminal is the Fisherman's Wharf! But don't be fooled by the name---it's actually a theme park! Why not stop by? #iros2019wharf


The Museum of Macau is the largest museum in the city, featuring over 3000 exhibits and priceless historical artifacts. Learn some history and check it out! #iros2019macaumuseum


Macau is home to the Giant Panda Pavilion. How many pandas can you find during your visit? #iros2019pandas


Fountains always seem to accompany resorts. Take a picture with a dramatic fountain you passed during your visit! #iros2019fountains


Don't forget, we have scavenger hunts at both ICRA and IROS. So, if you're coming to Paris this Spring for ICRA, you'll have plenty of opportunities to become the next winning team.

Thanks everyone!

Il test Ocse-Pisa sulla comprensione di un testo. Ecco la prova che gli studenti italiani non superano

Università repubblica.it - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 14:47
Dal blog di una professoressa a un forum sulla salute dei polli: come ve la cavate con la lettura corretta di quello che leggiamo?

Scuola, adottare un banco? I presidi: "Un gesto simbolico"

Università repubblica.it - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 19:24

Antonello Giannelli commenta la lettera che lancia l'iniziativa: "Così si rilancia il patto con la società anche se la scuola avrebbe bisogno di ben altro"

Adotta un banco

Università repubblica.it - Thu, 11/28/2019 - 17:26

Lettera sulle scuole in rovina. "E' un simbolo che va difeso, con un gesto piccolo e semplice, per dimostrare che la cultura e il suo decoro sono un nostro bene"

Vecchie e insicure, le scuole da rifare: “Anche imparare diventa più difficile”

Università repubblica.it - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 00:02

Entro il 2030 un milione di alunni in meno: non servono nuove strutture, bisogna ristrutturare

Maturità, ecco come sarà l'esame. Invalsi ed ex alternanza scuola-lavoro obbligatori per essere ammessi

Università repubblica.it - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:43

E' uscita la circolare del Miur: ritorna il tema di storia, via le buste agli orali

Scuola, altri novemila posti per i docenti

Università repubblica.it - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 13:43

In commissione alla Camera tanti ritocchi al Salvaprecari bis: idonei, sostegno, Terza fascia. La sottosegretaria Azzolina: "Nessuna sanatoria, daremo stabilità e continuità didattica"

Maturità, torna il tema di Storia e addio alle buste per l'orale

Università repubblica.it - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 19:18

Il ministro dell'Istruzione Lorenzo Fioramonti ha firmato il decreto che modifica l'Esame di Stato: "Basta lotterie, deve essere una prova senza stress". Le novità saranno in vigore già a partire da giugno 2020

Molestò otto studentesse, professore di motoria verso il processo

Università repubblica.it - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:23

Milano, richiesta di rinvio a giudizio per il docente: "Ha indotto le ragazze a subire atti sessuali per oltre due anni". Il preside non chiamò gli ispettori ministeriali. L'insegnante-osteopata: "Subisco il rancore di quella scuola, dimostrerò la mia innocenza"

Cervelli di ritorno in Italia, la metà è già ripartita per l'estero

Università repubblica.it - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:38

Lo rivela uno studio del Gruppo Controesodo: settemila su 14mila dei talenti "richiamati" grazie agli incentivi hanno lasciato di nuovo il Paese tra il 2012 e il 2017. "I premi fiscali per lavoratori altamente qualificati, docenti e ricercatori sono contraddittori e lasciano...

Ca' Foscari scopre una pergamena inedita su Marco Polo

Università repubblica.it - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:30

Un'équipe dell'Università ritrova un importante documento nell'Archivio di Stato veneziano: il viaggiatore fu testimone di lasciti da parte dei domenicani. Si rafforza l'ipotesi che possa aver revisionato "Il Milione" insieme ai frati prima di morire

IROS TV launched at IROS 2019 in Macau!

RAS - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:14
  IROS TV launched at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) from November 4-8, 2019 in Macau, China.

Partnering with award winning international film and broadcasting company, WebsEdge, IROS TV brings a new platform to highlight the latest news and stories, science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines.  

IROS TV is an onsite conference television channel featuring a new episode daily that is screened around the conference venue and online. The TV shows profile the research of scientists, educators, and practitioners in this thriving field and provide an opportunity to learn about advances in robotics. Each daily program consists of conference news, interviews and debates and pre-recorded case studies from the international community. 

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All IROS TV videos can be viewed on the IEEE RAS YouTube Channel. Make sure to subscibe and like to stay current on all material the RAS YouTube Channel has to offer!

Scuola, ai prof 65 euro di aumento in busta paga

Università repubblica.it - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:31

E' la cifra lorda che il ministero dell’Istruzione può garantire per il rinnovo del contratto di lavoro dei docenti italiani in scadenza a fine anno

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