Robotics Group

Third International Summer School on

Screw-Theory Based Methods in Robotics

September 1-9, 2012
University of Genoa, Italy

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. In 2006, the so called Strade Nuove (new streets), now Via Garibaldi and Via Balbi, and the System of the Palazzi dei Rolli  (including some University of Genoa buildings) were included as a site in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

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 in the historical buildings of the University of Genoa in the central part of the city. The main university building, Palazzo dell'Università, dates from the 16th century and is located at No 5 Via Balbi less than 500 m from Stazione Piazza Principe, one of the main train stations of the city.

The participants can find affordable accommodation, shops, and restaurants in the area.


Via Balbi



The address:

Palazzo dell'Università

Via Balbi 5

16126 Genova


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

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