The following information clarifies terms referenced under Sponsorship Benefits.

TEXAS ROBOTICS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM1

An annual meeting is held on campus for all members of the program. This gathering provides an important opportunity to meet with faculty and students, exchange technical information and ideas with others, and obtain information on current and future developments in Robotics. This meeting emphasizes the importance of constant interaction and exchange between the university and our affiliate partners via workshops, student activities, research and personal contact. An important part of the affiliate’s role is to ensure that faculty and students are aware of industrial conditions and needs, keeping them current on present development and future plans via a constant exchange of theory and methodology.

FACILITATED ACCESS TO STUDENTS2

Technical talks, networking, dissemination of career and internship opportunities, and on-campus interviews are just a few of the ways we work to connect our affiliates with top students. The Robotics Consortium provides a powerful means by which companies can build out a robust talent pipeline.

TECHNICAL TALKS3

Technical talks are one of the cornerstones of academic exchange within UT Computer Science. Affiliates interested in increasing awareness on the nature of the work at their respective companies are encouraged to lead a technical discussion on the university campus for faculty and students. University staff will help facilitate room bookings and event promotion.

ROBOTICS SPEAKER SERIES4

Affiliates are invited to attend a variety of relevant speakers series and discussion opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin throughout the course of the academic year. Many of the talks available through these series will be directly focused on robotics. Others will be in related fields, such as machine vision or natural language processing. Affiliates will work directly with their staff relationship liaisons to identify
those series of greatest interest and relevance.

VISITING RESEARCHER/VISITING FELLOW AFFILIATION5

Affiliates may nominate personnel as Robotics Consortium visiting researchers or visiting fellows, who conduct relevant research on the University of Texas at Austin campus. All visitors must be actively collaborating with UTCS faculty for the duration of their stay. Visitors may use university resources and their own skills to further their personal interests, deepen their companies’ knowledge of target topics, or both. Visiting researchers bring practical experience that enriches and informs intellectual exchange.Acceptance as a visiting researcher or fellow is subject to relevant university policies and guidelines on a space available basis.