summerschool on Human-robot teaming

21-25 August 2017 - TNO - Utrecht - the Netherlands

23 JUNE 2017

The Summerschool is organized by the TRADR project, in collaboration with SIKS (Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems). TRADR is an integrated european research project funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme. TRADR develops novel science and technology for human-robot teams to assist in urban search and rescue disaster response efforts.

This 5-day course has a focus on real robotic systems where Human-Robot Teaming will be covered in a broader sense, i.e. cover aspects of teaming and collaboration between humans and robots in multiple domains.

The summer school is aimed at undergraduate students, Master students, PhD students, postdocs and researchers from universities/organisations and engineers from around the world, wishing to enhance their knowledge through in-depth lectures and hands-on workshops. Additionally, an optional stimulating social programme is offered for those wishing to expand their network within the industry.


Robin Murphy (Texas A&M University)

Matt Johnson (IHMC)

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová (DFKI)

Mark Neerincx (Delft University of Technology, TNO)

David Abbink (Delft University of Technology)

Pieter Jonker (Delft University of Technology)

Wouter Samson (Royal Netherlands Army)

Others, TBC


  • Social robots for behavior change
  • Human assisted data set classification
  • Interactive machine learning
  • Visual question and answering as novel human-robot teaming approach
  • Design of social robot behaviors for the setting and pursuing of performance goals: PAL robot interactions with the child, parent and caregiver

Important dates

Application deadline: EXTENDED TO 23 JUNE 2017

Notification of acceptance: EXTENDED TO 29 JUNE 2017

Registration deadline: EXTENDED TO 7 JULY 2017

Summer school kick-off: 21 August 2017


150€/person for the first 20 applicants, 230€/person for later applicants.

Video of the TRADR deployment at the Amatrice earthquake site (2016)