Robotics Group

International Summer School

Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics

August 22-30, 2009
University of Genoa, Italy

We wish to thank all participants, the lecturers, and our volunteers.
You all contributed to a successful summer school.
Please keep in touch and stay tuned for the next Summer Screws.

Università di Genova












The City

The summer school will be held in Genoa, Italy. The city of Genoa is the capital of Liguria and the centre of the Italian Riviera.

Founded as a Roman port, it became a mercantile centre and a powerful maritime republic. The city is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and prides itself as a leading participant in the Risorgimento and the anti-fascist resistance.

Among its many sights are numerous medieval churches and Renaissance palaces. La Strada Nuova (now via Garibaldi) was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Nearby places of interest include Portofino, a famous fishing village and tourist resort, as well as the Cinque Terre National Park, also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Venue and accommodation

Classes will be held at the lecture hall of Casa dello Studente di Via Asiago, a student residence in a quiet but relatively central neighbourhood of Genoa. The same building will be used to house all registered participants who need accommodation. A single room with bathroom, will be provided for everyone, for the entire period of the summer school (see Dates and Costs).

The location is about 1 km from Stazione Brignole FS, one of the two main train stations of the city. See the directions below.

For one day the school’s activities will be held at the Italian Institute of Technology, also in Genoa. A visit of IIT will be included in the program.



The address:

Casa dello Studente di Via Asiago

Via Asiago 2, 16137 Genova

Tel: 010 83797350

From the airport:

Take the Volabus shuttle bus to Stazione Principe. It departs every hour, on the hour, and takes about 20 minutes.

From Stazione Principe FS:

You can take bus No 606 from its terminus (at Principe station) in the direction of Boccadasse and get off at stop Armellini 2/Manin (ask the driver for Piazza Manin). From there proceed on foot down the hill with the help of a map. The distance to walk is about 600 m.

Alternatively, you can get from Principe to Brignole station by a local train (or by a number of buses).

From Stazione Brignole FS:

On foot: Exit the station and, keeping right, find and go into the Passo al Borgo degli Incorporati pedestrian underpass. At the other end, take the stairs you will see upon exiting. They lead to Corso Monte Grappa. Follow this street, to the left, climbing gently uphill. The street then makes a U turn to the right, and continues straight, with a small gradient. About 400 m later, just before Corso Monte Grappa turns again, Via Asiago branches off and continues straight ahead. The Asiago student residence is on the left at No 2.

By bus: Take bus No 49 from its terminus at Brignole FS in the direction of Via delle Ginestre. Get off at stop Montegrappa 3/Asiago, the fourth stop from Brignole. The bus runs approximately every 10-15 minutes for most of the day, every 20 minutes on Sunday.

See Contacts for the address of and directions to PMARlab and DIMEC.

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