The organizing committee has opened applications for ROSCon 2019 Diversity Scholarships. Acutronic Robotics is sponsoring this program together with other companies such as Apex.AI, Locus Robotics or Tier IV.
In addition to promoting robotics technology that is open source, the organization strives to ensure that the ROS community is as open and accessible as possible. The announcement was made at ROS Discourse.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, and wherever you do it, if you’re interested in ROS, then we want you to join us at ROSCon in Macau October 31st – November 1st.
The committee aims to represent the entire ROS community, which is diverse and global. To help reduce financial barriers to conference attendance, the ROSCon organizing committee is offering a number of scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the robotics community. Thanks to the support of the program’s sponsors (as Acutronic Robotics, among others) each scholarship includes one complimentary conference registration and three nights’ shared accommodation.
The organizing committee invites applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the robotics community, including but not limited to: women, people in LGBTQIA communities, people with disabilities, people from racial and/or ethnic minorities in the robotics community, and people from developing nations who may not otherwise be able to attend ROSCon 2019.
Previous ROSCon Diversity Scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply.
How to apply
To apply, fill out this form by June 2nd 2019, describing how you are involved with ROS and the robotics community, and what you hope to get out of attending ROSCon. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Every applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.