The schedule is here!
The theme of NEMS is robotic grasping and manipulation research, which includes perception, mechanics, and algorithms. The purpose of NEMS is to bring together researchers in the Northeast with these interests to talk about their work and to foster collaborations. Additionally, NEMS gives students a chance to present their work and discuss ideas. Last year, NEMS had about 84 participants from 25 institutions.
The 11th annual New England Manipulation Symposium (NEMS) will be held at Northeastern University on May 22nd, 2015.
Attendance (Deadline May 1st): There is no registration fee to attend NEMS. If you plan to attend, please send an email to mgualti(at)ccs.neu.edu with the subject "Attending NEMS 2015" and a message containing your name and affiliation. Please indicate whether you will need a parking pass. Lunch will be provided.
Presentation (Deadline April 20th): If you are interested in giving a presentation on your work at the symposium, please register and email an informative title, the names and affiliations of the authors, and an abstract to mgualti(at)ccs.neu.edu with the subject "Presenting at NEMS 2015". Topics should be related to robotic manipulation, but can otherwise span any range of sub-topics. Each speaker has a 20min slot. Please limit your presentation length to 15min to leave time for questions.
Poster (Deadline April 20th): If you are interested in presenting your work in the poster session, please register and email an informative title, the names and affiliations of the authors, and an abstract to mgualti(at)ccs.neu.edu with the subject "Poster at NEMS 2015". The scope of the posters can lie outside of the scope of the conference, but should be on a topic that will likely be of interest to the attendees. All posters should be "A0" size (33in x 46in). They can be either horizontal or vertical. We are providing cardboard backing and easels.
Demo (Deadline April 20th): If you are interested in presenting your work as a demo, please register and email an informative description of the demo to mgualti(at)ccs.neu.edu with the subject "Demo at NEMS 2015".
NEMS 2015 will be held in West Village H at Northeastern University, Boston MA.
To get to Northeastern using public transportation, take the orange (subway) line to Ruggles station or the green E (subway) line to Northeastern University station. Ruggles is also a commuter rail station, and there are a number of buses that stop there. The map below shows subway "T" stations marked with a "T" logo and West Village H is marked in red.
If you're driving, then you should park in the Renaissance parking garage on Northeastern University's campus (shown in black on the map). At the event we will hand out parking passes so that you can exit the garage without having to pay the fee. If you need a parking pass but haven't requested one yet, please email mgualti(at)ccs.neu.edu so that we request the correct number of passes.
Most of the event will take place on the first floor of West Village H (the CCIS building) in room 108. Registration will be found just outside this room. West Village H is a tall, blue building which faces Huntington Avenue, and room 108 is on the south-west part of the building (it can be reached from any entrance).