The first annual MIT RoboCon will be held on MIT campus at the Stata Center on February 12 and 13, 2016. MIT RoboCon is a student-organized, student-run conference intended to foster technical cross-disciplinary interactions between students, postdocs, and other roboticists in the community. This is a great opportunity to meet other roboticists at MIT, start collaborations, and present your work to the robotics community. The conference will feature invited keynote talks, sessions for MIT robotics students and postdocs to present research highlights, and intimate breakout sessions to facilitate discussions about topics such as advice on finding a robotics job and the future of robotics.
On Saturday morning, we will also be hosting an informal Women in Robotics networking event. This morning session will be for those who identify as women and will give attendees a chance to meet other women in robotics in an informal setting. This event intends an inclusive definition of “woman;” we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. A light breakfast will be provided. The small group sessions later in the day will be focused on discussion and are open to all genders.
MIT RoboCon is primarily targeted for robotics researchers at MIT and would not be possible without participation and content from YOU! We strongly encourage you to share your research results with your MIT colleagues through a talk, poster, or demo. Please indicate your interest to do so via the presenter registration form by February 1, 2016. General registration is open until February 8, 2016.