The 10th Annual New England Manipulation Symposium (NEMS) will take place at Columbia University on Thursday May 22nd, 2014.

The manipulation community combines researchers who are working on computational algorithms, sensing, mechanics, and practical design associated with modern grasping and manipulation. The main goals of this event are to take advantage of our geographic proximity to explore common research interests, to establish and strengthen collaborations, and to give students the opportunity to network and present their work.

Previous years' symposia were extremely successful in bringing together robotics researchers in New England and the Northeast US. NEMS 2013 was held at Harvard University and was attended by 73 participants from 19 institutions. NEMS 2012 was held at iRobot and was attended by approximately 57 participants from 17 institutions. Oral presentations on manipulation-related research are invited, as are poster presentations on other research of interest to the NEMS audience.

Registration

Registration is Closed, and registration links have been removed.


Register to Attend: (Deadline: 1st May 2014)
Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided by Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Late registration will be considered on a space available basis. In order to register, please fill out the form below.


Register to Present: (Deadline: 1st May 2014)
If you are interested in giving a presentation on your work at the symposium, please register and then submit an informative title and, the name of the authors and affiliations, and the abstract to the link below. Topics should be related to robotic manipulation, but can otherwise span any range of sub-topics.


Register for Poster Session: (Deadline: 1st May 2014)
If you are interested in presenting your work for the poster session, please register and then submit an informative title and, the name of the authors and affiliations, and the abstract to the link below. 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.


Register for Demo: (Deadline: 1st May 2014)
If you are interested in presenting your work as a demo, please register and then send an informative description of the demo to the link below.

Registration is Closed, and registration links have been removed.

For any questions related to registration or the event, please contact Jake Varley (jvarley@cs.columbia.edu).

Location


Event Location:
NEMS 2014 will be held in Davis Auditorium located on Columbia University's Morningside Campus:

Columbia University Morningside Campus
1150 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

  • Davis Auditorium On Google Maps

  • Davis Auditorium


  • Parking:
    We are reserving parking spots for NEMS attendees in order to guarantee space as Columbia University's graduation is occurring the same week. If you would like us to reserve you a spot, please fill out the form below, and I will email you a parking pass. The deadline for you to do this is 5pm Tuesday evening. Upon arrival, you will show the parking attendant your pass, and you will pay me $15 in cash when you sign in at the event. The parking garage is located at the intersection of 119th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

  • Parking Pass Form
  • Parking Garage Location