This year, the Virtual Reality and Robotics Lab. of Miguel Hernandez University, in collaboration with EURON, will organize a major event on the research and development of rehabilitation robotics.

The school lectures are leading world experts in this area. Attending the winter school about "Rehabilitation Robotics ", provides the opportunity to enjoy one week of academic level courses and to benefit from international exchanges. This winter you have the opportunity to attend a unique and intensive immersion program on Robotics.

This event will take profit of the success of the 1st and 2nd edition of the International UMH-VR2 Robotics School ( Telesurgery and Parallel Robots), celebrated on 2006 and 2007.

Winter School Venue

The winter school will be held at the Huerto del Cura Hotel and The new Congress Centre “Ciutat d’Elx” , Elche(Alicante).

The municipality of Elche, in the south of Spain’s Comunidad Autónoma de Valencia, covers an area of 326 km² and includes 9 km of excellently maintained beaches stretching along its coastline behind pine-clad sand dunes. It has a population of 200,000 and its 30 outlying boroughs known as the Camp d’Elx also contain several large built-up areas


The city is on a plain crossed by the Molar, Tabaià and Castellar Sierras making up the last foothills of the Sistema Bético mountain system. These Sierras endow the municipality with a range of different types of countryside. The Pantano de Elx reservoir, built in 1632 collects the waters of the river Vinalopó that divides the city in two.

The city of Elche has two World Heritages:

- Elche Palm Grove:Due to its exceptional value and its singular beauty, the Elx Palm Grove was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000 by UNESCO.

The Palmeral of Elche (Palm Grove), a landscape of groves of date palms, was formally laid out, with elaborate irrigation systems, at the time the Muslim city of Elche was erected, towards the end of the tenth century A.C., when much of the Iberian peninsula was Arab. The Palmeral is an oasis, a system for agrarian production in arid areas. It is also a unique example of Arab agricultural practices on the European continent. Cultivation of date palms in Elche is known at least since the Iberian times, dating around the fifth century B.C.

- Elche Mistery Play: The Elche Mystery Play, a lyrical drama dating from the Middle Ages, is the city’s most deeply-rooted cultural symbol. In 2001, UNESCO declared it a Masterpiece of World Oral and Intangible Heritage.

Huerto del Cura Hotel, 4*

The pleasure of staying in lovely bungalows in the center of Elx, surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel offers pools, terraces surrounded by greenery, the Els Capellans restaurant, a sauna, solarium and minigolf

Room services

There are 86 Bungalows-style double and single rooms, 8 Junior Suites and 1 Suite along the path that crosses the palm grove and tropical plant garden.All the rooms have a full bath with a hair dryer; Air conditionning and heating, remote control color satellite TV, a direct telephone line, minibar, safe deposit box, room service (from 9 A.M to 12 A.M), work table, small meeting room and PC connection in the Suites.