Contact Email: summer.school@amtc.cl

FAQ

Q1: Who can attend the summer school?

The RAS summer school is intended for undergraduate students, graduate (Master and PhD) students, and researchers interested in Robotics and related fields. The summer school will be open for students and researchers worldwide, not only for Latin American Students.

Q2: How can I register in the summer school?

The registration process will be available in the near future. Please stay tuned.

Q3: Do I need to pay to attend the summer school?

The short answer is no.
Long answer: there will be three types of registrations: (i) reduced student registration (without cost), (ii) general student registration, and (iii) general (non-student) registration. The reduced student registration requires a non-cost formal registration and gives the right to attend the talks and tutorials. The other two types of registration will require a fee, and they will give, in addition, access to coffee breaks, and a participation diploma at the end of the RAS summer school.
International Students do not need to pay the registration fee.
Everyone attending the summer school must register.

Q4: Is there any support for attending the summer school?

Yes, there are travel grants, but only for students that come from foreign countries. However, this support will be assigned after a competitive process. The main requirement to qualify for a travel grant is the submission of an extended abstract of your research which finally be presented in the poster format at the summer school. The grant for international student will raise the USD$850. Nevertheless, in case of students coming from neighbor countries, only half-scholarships (USD$425) will be funded. There is not travel support for people living in Chile.

Q4.1a: Is it possible to apply a travel grant if one is a PhD student or is it only available for undergraduate and graduate students?

Yes, PhD students can apply to the travel grants. For us, PhD students and MSc students are graduate students.

Q4.1b : It is possible to apply a travel grant if I'm already a graduated PhD, and so a researcher?

All researchers can participate the summer school, but they can't apply for a travel grant. Travel grants are only available for undergraduate and graduate students (PhD and MSc).

Q4.1c : Are these travel grants only available for a person or for a poster?

The travel grants are only available for a single person/poster submission. It means that, if two persons want to apply for a travel grant they need to submit two different posters.

Q4.2: Does the travel grant include an accommodation facility?

No, we don't have any accommodation facilities.

Q4.3: What are the expected costs of an accommodation in Santiago, Chile?

You can choose among the large number of hotels and hostels in Santiago, Chile. Some tips can be found in: We recommend to book an accomodation near a subway station, in particular any hotel near Line 1 (Red line see http://metrosantiago.cl/estacion/plano-red) in any station between "Santa Lucia" and "El Golf" is good option.

Q5: Is it compulsory to submit a poster for attending the summer school?

No, it is not compulsory, unless you want to apply for travel support (see question Q4). Nevertheless, we strongly encourage you to participate.

Q6: Do I need a Visa to visit Chile?

People from most nationalities do not require applying for a Visa to visit Chile before the arrival. Visa is an endorsed document, or a stamp put in your passport, that allows you to enter into the country. You can get this stamp at a Chilean consulate from your country.
- Due to particular bilateral relationships, citizens from some countries are not required for a Visa to enter Chile, the only requirement is having an ID Card. These countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru.
- Other Nationalities may receive a Visa after arrival.
For further information, please visit website of the ministry of foreign affairs of Chile.
http://www.minrel.gob.cl/prontus_minrel/site/artic/20080619/pags/20080619154024.php
http://chileabroad.gov.cl/en/

Q7: What weather do I have to expect in Santiago during the summer school?

A very good weather. A little bit hot (28 ° C max. during the afternoon); without any possibility of rain.

Q8: Is there any format for the extended abstract required for presentation in the event?

The extended abstract must be submitted in PDF format. There is no specific formatting (template) required, but it should follow the guidelines described on the webpage (note that we have added DOC and LATEX templates that can be used as examples):
http://amtc.cl/summerschool/travel_and_poster.php#poster

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