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USFD: IM-CLeVeR Technical integration

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The IM-Clever integration workshop in Sheffield will start next week Wednesday so here is a recap of the meeting agenda, tips on pre-meeting software installation and how to find your accommodations in Sheffield.

When nov 04, 2009 12:00 to
nov 06, 2009 12:00
Where Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Contact Phone +44 (0) 114 2226533
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The meeting program is as follows:

*Day 1* Nov 4th 8:00 - 8:30 Welcome & Laptop setup
*morning*

Intro - Kevin Gurney talk (15 mins)
Consolidate install of Yarp
Yarp and iCuB simulator (Lorenzo Natale)

*afternoon*
Yarp and iCuB simulator (Lorenzo Natale)

*Day 2* Nov 5th
*morning*
Yarp and iCuB simulator (Lorenzo Natale)

*afternoon*
Consolidate install of Brahms (Sheffield ABRG)
Brahms tutorial (introduced by Mitch)
Model building in Brahms using given example

*Day 3* Nov 6th
*morning*
Model building in Brahms (completion)
The Brahms-Yarp combination – install, and use with simple example. (Martin and Tom)
*afternoon*
Facilitating integration with very high level model description languages: Nodeweaver and MODLIN as examples of this. (Intro by Alex)
exercise with an example
Start Discussion
*evening*
Discussion and conclusions

Software installation:
As you know the purpose of this workshop is to evaluate the shoftware that will be used in integrate the work from the IM-CLeVeR consortium. In order to maximize the time that can be productively used for evaluation we ask that everyone installs as much of the software as they can on their laptops already before the meeting.

Martin Huelse has kindly prepared a website with quick links to all the required software packages and installation instructions http://users.aber.ac.uk/msh/IMCLEVER/

Further information concerning Yarp and iCub is also available through the pages prepared by Fabian http://im-clever.noze.it/resources/middleware

Further information concerning BRAHMS can be found at http://brahms.sourceforge.net/docs/
with a BRAHMS download page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/brahms/

As first step in the installation process I suggest Martin's website. In addition to the install instructions this also includes a bundled software package including all of the required software (expect Matlab and Linux OS).

My own experience with installing the software on Linux Ubuntu has been that the most difficult bit was getting the ACE installation right. If you are having difficulties with this I suggest checking the install.html document in the yarpdocs folder (provided in Matrin's software package). Also check: http://im-clever.noze.it/resources/middleware%20/utilities-1/how-to-install-and-run-the-icub-simulator-on-linux

How to get to the workshop and accommodation in Sheffield.

The workshop will be held at:
Halifax
Endcliffe Vale Road
Sheffield S10 3ER

This is in the same university campus site as the accommodations.

Check-in for the accommodations will be at the reception of "The Edge":
The Edge
34 Endcliffe Crescent
Sheffield S10 3ED

From the train station you can either take a taxi (costs about £8) or you can take the 40 bus. To take the bus, follow the signs from the Train station to the transport interchange (you need to leave the station at the front, cross the road and walk down a short bit of covered foot-path). The 40 bus departs from stop D6 (check the sign in case of changes). It runs about every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes until midnight. Ask for the Endcliffe Crescent stop.

As you can see from the map (Edge.pdf, sent via mail) the bus stop is on Fulwood road (top of map). from there you need to walk down-hill a short bit to get to the Endcliffe Village university campus. The big building in the middle, which includes the restaurant where breakfast is served, is The Edge. To check-in, go to the reception at The Edge. The reception is staffed 24 hours a day.