Hear from previous attendees…
The program incorporates both talks and practical sessions run by world leading researchers in robotics and computer vision. This is an international summer school which offers a tremendous opportunity to broaden educational experience and professional networks for attendees.
The program is targeted at the level of later-year Masters and new PhD students in the Australian system. Attendees are expected at minimum to have a background in computer/electrical engineering of a level of an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. Mature students with non-standard backgrounds are welcome. Attendees will be expected to undertake team based computer programming tasks in the workshop activities. Later year higher degree students will still benefit from the in-depth technical talks and face-to-face meeting with world-recognised peers and are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to early year students if numbers are tight.
As a first year PhD student in Robotics, I found the lectures very useful, especially because they were complemented by relevant coding examples, which helped fill in some gaps in my knowledge. I also enjoyed the workshop, which put the new concepts into practice, and really loved the competitiveness of the final challenge. Being the only remote person in a team of three, I was really impressed with how straightforward it was to set up the simulated environment to do my part of the workshop. I was able to seamlessly fuse my results with those of my teammates, who were working on a real robot! And the best thing about RVSS was the opportunity to meet and hear from some of the biggest names in the field!