GMAR Robotics Summer School 2021
August 21-27, Innsbruck, Austria


Location: Villa Blanka 

The 2021 GMAR Robotics Summer School on Mobile Manipulation invites experienced Master students and doctoral students in subject areas related to robotics (engineering, computer science, etc.). Organized by the University of Innsbruck, its Department of Computer Science and the GMAR Robotics chapter, this 5-day workshop will take place at Villa Blanka, beautifully situated with picturesque views over Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains.

Organization and Content:

  • Lectures and exercises on core topics of mobile manipulation
  • Hands-on implementation of practical algorithms on real robots
  • Work in small, collaborative, complementary teams
  • Visits to Forum Alpbach and local industry


  • Prof. Andreas Müller, JKU Linz
  • Prof. Wolfgang Werth, FH Kärnten
  • Prof. Justus Piater, Universität Innsbruck
  • Dr. Mathias Brandstötter, Joanneum Research
  • Prof. Gerald Steinbauer, TU Graz
  • … and others


Sessions Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning I Mechatronics of mobile manipulators Robot Vision
Human-Robot Interaction and Safety Aspects Task Planning
Hacking: Final tests
Morning II Kinematics
Picking and Placing
SLAM/Navigation Hacking: Task Planning Team competition
Afternoon I Dynamics, Control
Hacking: Path/Motion Planning in ROS Hacking: Navigation in ROS Industry event in Alpbach
Afternoon II Hacking: Set-up the robots        
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