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Focus is on both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation. Robotics is here defined to include intelligent machines and systems; whereas automation includes the use of automated methods in various applications to improve performance and productivity. The society sponsors a number of conferences, including the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
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IROS TV launched at IROS 2019 in Macau!

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:14
  IROS TV launched at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) from November 4-8, 2019 in Macau, China.

Partnering with award winning international film and broadcasting company, WebsEdge, IROS TV brings a new platform to highlight the latest news and stories, science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines.  

IROS TV is an onsite conference television channel featuring a new episode daily that is screened around the conference venue and online. The TV shows profile the research of scientists, educators, and practitioners in this thriving field and provide an opportunity to learn about advances in robotics. Each daily program consists of conference news, interviews and debates and pre-recorded case studies from the international community. 

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All IROS TV videos can be viewed on the IEEE RAS YouTube Channel. Make sure to subscibe and like to stay current on all material the RAS YouTube Channel has to offer!

Mark your calendars for the IEEE 6th World Forum on the Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020)

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:22

The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on The Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) will be held New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations. And it is the Jazz Music capital of the world. The official New Orleans tourism guide, NewOrleansOnline.com is loaded with information on things to do, where to eat, great places to stay and more.

The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity.  WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications.

The conference venue will be the Hilton New Orleans Riverside located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It serves as the perfect central location for business or pleasure. Hilton New Orleans Riverside is in the center of it all! It is connected to the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the French Quarter. It offers great space to relax and unwind after your time in the Big Easy, in its restaurants, guest rooms and suites.

 

Call for Papers deadline: 3 November 2019

 

https://wfiot2020.iot.ieee.org/

 

Technical co-sponsorship by IEEE RAS

Member in the News: RAS Student Volunteer selected for IEEE Award!

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:30

Congratulations to RAS Student Member and Volunteer Thassyo Pinto, who has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Larry K. Wilson Award from IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA). This is one of the most prestigious IEEE Student Awards, and it recognizes the student member most responsible for an extraordinary accomplishment associated with student activities. IEEE celebrates the value of a Student member who shows a pattern of dedication and ongoing service to a Student Branch/Student Branch Chapter. The award was presented at the Region4 student meeting at South Dakota State University, USA in early October 2019.

Thassyo Pinto received his B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil, in 2014. He is now a Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, and a member of the Smart Microsystems Lab and Adami Lab. His research interests are in soft robotics, evolutionary robotics and biorobotics. Through his leadership abilities, he has been guiding and improving many engineering student organizations at MSU as an advisor for the IEEE Student Branch, RAS Student Chapter, and for the STARX Robotic Exoskeleton Team. He is also an active member of IEEE regional executive committees, acting as the RAS Regional Student Representative (RSR) for Regions 1 through 7.

RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) at IROS 2019

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 14:22

Calling ALL Students! The RAS Student Activities Committee seeks YOUR input

Wednesday, 6 November from 16:00-17:30

Room LG-R25, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao, China

Interested in participating in student events at IROS, ICRA and/or CASE? Have a passion for volunteering or making new friends and connections? Or would you like to provide feedback on existing student activities? The RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 9 from 16:00 to 17:30. During this time, you will learn about the SAC and its activities (such as Lunch with Leaders or the Photo Scavenger Hunt), different ways you can volunteer, and how to get in touch with other students from all around the world. What kind of activities and support would YOU like to see at future events, or provided by RAS? We WANT to hear from YOU! Feedback is more than welcome---if you have suggestions for new activities or ideas to improve existing ones, we would love to hear what you have to say. Hope to see you there!

Please register in advance to ensure adequate space is provided:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/70c8279956424d54b33874971fe6f06c

RAS LUNCH WITH LEADERS (LwL)—for Students

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 13:18

Wednesday, 6 November from 12:00-13:30

Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao, China

This luncheon is open to student and young professional attendees offering the chance to meet and interact with Leaders from RAS and industry. Informal discussion over lunch will take place round table style. Join us for career advice, insights into where the field is headed, or general conversation to get to know Leaders in the field of robotics and automation.

Confirmed RAS Leaders include:  Zhidong Wang, Torsten Kroeger, Yasushi Nakauchi, Eugenio Guglielmelli,

Venkat Krovi, Dominik Bösl, Nancy Amato, Tony Maciejewski, Bram Vanderborght, Lianqing Liu, Dong Sun, Jaydev Desai, Lydia Tapia, Seth Hutchinson, Marcia O'Malley, Kevin Lynch and others….

There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/048cd55eb7314057a3aad7e6e143df6f

IROS 2019- Photo Scavenger Hunt

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 13:14

Are you a student planning to attend IROS 2019 in Macao, China?  Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt!  Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives.  Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating they achieved each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses.  Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!

 

Who: Students attending IROS 2019

What: A fun picture scavenger hunt

When: 4-8 November 2019

Where: IROS in Macao

Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!

If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. See you in Macao!

Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e

IROS 2019- Photo Scavenger Hunt

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 13:08

Are you a student planning to attend IROS 2019 in Macao, China?  Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt!  Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives.  Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating they achieved each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses.  Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!

 

Who: Students attending IROS 2019

What: A fun picture scavenger hunt

When: 4-8 November 2019

Where: IROS in Macao

Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!

If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. See you in Macao!

Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e

Special RAS events to be held at IROS 2019. Register Now!

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 20:40

RAS is pleased to arrange several Networking Events for our Members attending IROS 2019 in Macau, China from 4-8 November 2019. Mark your calendars, and register in advance to secure a spot in these highly popular activities.

RAS Women In Engineering (WIE) Luncheon

Tuesday, 5 November from 12:00-13:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

The networking luncheon provides the opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in robotics and automation, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women in leadership. As the goal for this event is to be more than a Lunch for women, but a Lunch with women. Therefore, men are more than welcome to participate and enjoy the discussion.

Program: Panel Discussion on Best Practices: Becoming a RAS Leader through Conference Organization

There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link: 
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/17e1c2c3940947919382b0cb185ce6ae

NETWORKING RECEPTION: Meet the RAS Technical Committees. Get Involved!

Tuesday, 5 November from 17:00-18:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

This event is open to attendees in the early stages of their career — young professionals and researchers. Chairs and Co-Chairs of the RAS Technical Committees will be available for informal conversation centered on new technologies in robotics and automation, future growth in the field, and how to get involved and contribute to RAS Technical Committee work.

Refreshments will be served! Come enjoy a snack and beverage, and meet some new colleagues.

Space is limited. Please come early to avoid getting shut out. The event will close once room capacity has been reached. Register in advance by using this link:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/3a3a2c0493b64f81bbf3c7e11241275d

RAS LUNCH WITH LEADERS (LwL)—for Students

Wednesday, 6 November from 12:00-13:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

This luncheon is open to student and young professional attendees offering the chance to meet and interact with Leaders from RAS and industry. Informal discussion over lunch will take place round table style. Join us for career advice, insights into where the field is headed, or general conversation to get to know Leaders in the field of robotics and automation.

Confirmed RAS Leaders include: Zhidong Wang, Torsten Kroeger, Yasushi Nakauchi, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Venkat Krovi, Dominik Bösl, Nancy Amato, Tony Maciejewski, Bram Vanderborght, Lianqing Liu, Dong Sun, Jaydev Desai, Lydia Tapia, Seth Hutchinson, Marcia O'Malley, Kevin Lynch and others….

There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/048cd55eb7314057a3aad7e6e143df6f

Photo Scavenger Hunt - IROS 2019

Are you a student planning to attend IROS 2019 in Macau, China? Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt! Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives. Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating they achieved each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses. Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!



Who: Students attending IROS 2019
What: A fun picture scavenger hunt
When: 4-8 November 2019
Where: IROS in Macau
Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!

If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. See you in Macau!

Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e

Calling ALL Students! The RAS Student Activities Committee seeks YOUR input

Wednesday, 6 November from 16:00-17:30
Room LG-R25, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

Interested in participating in student events at IROS, ICRA and/or CASE? Have a passion for volunteering or making new friends and connections? Or would you like to provide feedback on existing student activities? The RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 9 from 16:00 to 17:30. During this time, you will learn about the SAC and its activities (such as Lunch with Leaders or the Photo Scavenger Hunt), different ways you can volunteer, and how to get in touch with other students from all around the world. What kind of activities and support would YOU like to see at future events, or provided by RAS? We WANT to hear from YOU! Feedback is more than welcome---if you have suggestions for new activities or ideas to improve existing ones, we would love to hear what you have to say. Hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served….

Please register in advance to ensure adequate space is provided:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/70c8279956424d54b33874971fe6f06c

RAS Booth at IROS

IEEE Robotics & Automation Society will again have a Member Booth at IROS. Please visit us on the Exhibit Floor, Booth #C12. Come and meet the Staff, and get your questions answered about IEEE and RAS. Pick up some of the latest journals, perhaps meet an RAS Leader and collect a Member ribbon. Hope to see you there!

 

Questions about any of this?? Email us! RAS@ieee.org

 

Nine IEEE RAS Members selected for the annual “Women in Robotics You Need to Know About”

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:44

Produced annually by Robohub, the "30 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About – 2019 Edition" honors NINE members of IEEE and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society! 

From Mexican immigrant to MIT, from Girl Power in Latin America to robotics entrepreneurs in Africa and India, the 2019 annual “women in robotics you need to know about” list is here! Robohub has featured 150 women so far, from 2013 to 2018, and this time they're not stopping at 25.  Featured are 30 inspiring #womeninrobotics because robotics is growing and there are many new stories to be told.

The following IEEE and IEEE Robotics & Automation Society women are included in this year's list:

  • Alice Agogino - CEO & CTO – Squishy Robotics
  • Cindy Bethel - Mississippi State University, USA
  • Lydia Kavraki - Rice University, USA
  • Dana Kulic - Monash University, Canada
  • Amy Loutfi - Örebro University, Sweden
  • Malika Meghjani - Singapore University of Technology, Singapore
  • Amanda Prorok - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Signe Redfield - Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Selma Sabanovic - Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Please visit the full article to read more about all of these amazing women! 
https://robohub.org/30-women-in-robotics-you-need-to-know-about-2019/

 

2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award recipient announced!

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:03

Heartfelt congratulations to Vijay Kumar, selected recipient of the prestigious 2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award for "Contributions to cooperative robotics; networked mobile manipulation systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles; and leadership in robotics research, policy, and education." He will receive this award during the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Paris, France on 31 May-4 June 2020.

Considered one of the top roboticists of his generation, Vijay Kumar’s vision and technical accomplishments have shaped the fields of cooperative and networked robotics and autonomous micro aerial vehicles. He developed several novel capabilities for swarms of ground and aerial vehicles ranging in size from micro to macro that can move in formation, transport objects, and operate both indoors and outdoors. Central to his work is the synthesis of decentralized controllers that allow a group of robots to produce a desired global behavior by coordinating only with their immediate neighbors. Kumar has also served as an advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which was instrumental in increasing federal funding for robotics and cyber physical systems.

An IEEE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award was established in 2002 by the IEEE Board of Directors, and is presented for contributions in the field of robotics and automation. It includes but is not limited to: manufacturing automation; robotics and automation in unstructured environments; sensor design; integration and fusion; robot design; modeling; planning and control; methodologies for robotics and automation, and the quality of the nomination. This Award is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society.

Past Recipients can be found HERE

Have you heard about the IEEE RAS Soft Robotics Podcast?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:14
Check out this new podcast by IEEE RAS Soft Robotics TC. Guest speakers in academia and industry talk about their research and the future of the field.   The podcast is available on the following platforms: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-779248097 iTunes:http://apple.co/342ehCv Google Podcast:http://tiny.cc/vslsdz

IEEE RAM- Call for Papers

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 18:51

 

The past few years have seen a significant increase of research activities focusing on the use of active or inherent material compliance in robotic systems, generally known as soft robotics. The underlying reason is the importance of soft and deformable structures to develop robotic systems that are safer, cheaper and more adaptable than the level that can be achieved by the conventional rigid-material robots. Soft robotic systems are characterized by several unique aspects like their elastic and deformable bodies, large number of degrees of freedom, possible use of unconventional material and the involvement of intrinsic passive mechanical dynamics. In order to properly handle the characteristics, it is crucial to understand the modern view of intelligence, commonly referred to as embodied intelligence or morphological computation, which emphasizes the importance of the task distribution among the brain or controller of a robot, the morphology such as shape, size and materials composing the robot; as well as the environment. In this modern view of intelligence, optimizing the design of the soft robots are therefore of a great importance. While the design optimization can be either or both led by machines and/or humans, or taking inspiration from biological systems, it will eventually decide the behavior and characteristics of the robot.

The special issue of “Design Optimization of Soft Robots” in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine aims to summarize the state of the art and disseminate the current advances on the design optimization of soft robots. The desired outcome of this special issue is a general consensus of the shared scientific goals, the relevant perspective and challenges in the research field, as well as high impact applications.

Topics of Interest
We invite both original research or review/position papers of topics related to design optimization of soft robots, both those focusing on the use of active compliance or inherent material compliance. The topics include but not limited to the followings:

Additive manufacturing for model-free design automation
Bio-inspired approaches for design optimization of soft robots
Brain-soft body co-optimization
Design of artificial skin and stretchable sensors
Design optimization for soft and safe physical human-robot interactions
Design optimization in continuum robots
Design optimization in soft arms, manipulation and grasping
Design optimization in self-healing soft robots
Design optimization through modeling and simulation of soft bodies
Morphological computation and embodied intelligence
Optimizing soft actuator design
Soft modular robots
Soft robot design optimization for energy efficiency
Wearable robots design optimization

Tentative Schedule/Important Dates

1 February 2020 - Submission deadline

10 April 2020 - End of the first review round

20 April 2020 - First decision recommendation to EiC by GEs

1 May 2020 - First decision communicated to authors by EiC

15 June 2020 - Revised paper submitted\Start of the second round of review

1 August 2020 - End of the second review round

10 August 2020 - Final decision recommendation to EiC by GEs

20 August 2020 - Final acceptance decision communicated to authors

1 September 2020 - Guest Editorial, Order of Publication and Cover Story\Pictures to EiC by GEs

10 September 2020 - final manuscripts uploaded by authors

20 September 2020 - final manuscripts forwarded to publisher

10 December 2020 - issue mailed to all members

 

Submission Procedures

The submission procedures can be obtained from the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine website: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=100. Papers submitted to the Special Issue will undergo the usual reviewing process of IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. For further information on this Special Issue, please refer to the web site of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine.

WiE Luncheon at IROS 2019

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 15:41

WiE Luncheon at IROS 2019

Tuesday, 5 November from 12:00-13:30

Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao, China

The networking luncheon provides the opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in robotics and automation, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women in leadership.  As the goal for this event is to be more than a Lunch for women, but a Lunch with women.  Therefore, men are more than welcome to participate and enjoy the discussion. 

Program: Panel Discussion on Best Practices:  Becoming a RAS Leader through Conference Organization


There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link! https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/17e1c2c3940947919382b0cb185ce6ae

Welcome New IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapters

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 18:38
More than 220 Local and Regional Chapters of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society are active around the world. Among other activities, local RAS chapters sponsor or cosponsor minisymposia, student competitions, and continuing education workshops. Local RAS chapters also provide valuable professional contacts, especially for engineers who may have few co-workers who are robotics or automation professionals. Congratulations and welcome to the following newly organized IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapters.

 

Congratulations and welcome to the following newly organised RAS Chapters:

Region 1

USA

  • Trinity College Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Connecticut Section
Region 5

USA

  • IEEE Denver Section Joint Chapter, Information Theory/Computer/Robotics and Automation Societies
Region 8

Jordan

  • Princess Sumaya University for Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter

Macedonia

  • Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
Region 9

Brazil

  • University Federal do Rio Grande do Norte Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Bahia Section

Chile

  • Concepcion University De Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Chile Sur Section

Colombia

  • Universidad de los Andes Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
  • Universidad Tecnologica De Bolivar Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter

Mexico

  • Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
Region 10

Australia

  • New South Wales Section Robotics and Automation Society Chapter

Bangladesh

  • Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter
  • Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter

India

  • NSS College of Engineering Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Kerala Section
  • A.D. Patel Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Gujarat Section
  • Maharaja Surajmal Inst Of Tech Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter in the Delhi Section

Pakistan

  • University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter

Sri Lanka

  • University of Ruhuna Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter

IEEE - RAS Congratulates Recently Elevated Senior Members

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 18:08

Congratulations to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members recently elevated to Senior Member status by the IEEE Admission and Advancement (A&A) Senior Member Review Panel.

 

To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:

  • be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields;
  • have been in professional practice for at least ten years;
  • have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.

 

In addition, candidates for Senior Member grade must supply three references from current IEEE members holding the grade of Fellow, Senior Member, or Honorary Member.


For more information, visit https://www.ieee.org/membership/senior/ or Email senior-member@ieee.org.

  

Taif Al Obaidi

Orlando Section

University of Central Florida

Mohammad Al-Shabi

Jordan Section

University of Sharjah

Sven Behnke

Germany Section

University of Bonn, Germany

Saroj Biswas

Philadelphia Section

Temple University

Aymeric Bonnaud

France Section

Naval Group

Mike Borowczak

High Plains Section

University of Wyoming

Pinar Boyraz

Sweden Section

Chalmers University of Technology

Adrijan Bozinovski

Republic Of Macedonia Section

University American College Skopje

Ramachandra Budihal

Bangalore Section

Indian Institute of Science

Sindhu Preetham Burugupally

Wichita Section

Wichita State University

Daniel Casner

Oakland-East Bay Section

Sonos, Inc.

W Cebuhar

Connecticut Section

ASML

Fernando De la Rosa

Colombia Section

Universidad de los Andes

Christian Debrunner

Denver Section

Lockheed Martin

Kristen Dorsey

Springfield Section

Smith College

Gyorgy Eigner

Hungary Section

Óbuda University

Fausto Ferreira

Italy Section

Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

Gabriele Ferri

Italy Section

NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

Daniele Fontanelli

Italy Section

University of Trento

Matthew Garratt

Australian Capital Terr Section

The University of New South Wales Canberra

Selvakumar Gopalasamy

Madras Section

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Jonathan Hurst

Oregon Section

Oregon State University

Loay Ismail

Qatar Section

Qatar University

Endra Joelianto

Indonesia Section

Bandung Institute of Technology

Aaron Johnson

Pittsburgh Section

Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Kaess

Pittsburgh Section

Carnegie Mellon University

Sungchul Kang

Seoul Section

Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Jana Kosecka

Northern Virginia Section

George Mason University

Swagat Kumar

Bangalore Section

Tata Consultancy Services

Rafiq Lakhani

Karachi Section

Rastek Technologies

Xuguang Lan

Xian Section

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Dimitri Lefebvre

France Section

University Le Havre

Chaomin Luo

Mississippi Section

Mississippi State University

Samer Mohammed

France Section

Universite Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)

Meeko Mitsuko Oishi

Albuquerque Section

University of New Mexico

Suja P

Bangalore Section

Amrita School of Engineering

Heyder Paez Logreira

Colombian Caribbean Section

Universidad de la Costa

Dimitra Panagou

Southeastern Michigan Section

University of Michigan

Sarosh Patel

Connecticut Section

University of Bridgeport

Francois Pomerleau

Quebec Section

Laval University

Santanu Pradhan

Kolkata Section

The Institute of Photonic Sciences

M Arifur Rahman

Hawaii Section

University of Hawai?i at M?noa

Sivakumar Rathinam

Houston Section

Texas A&M Engineering

Christopher Reardon

Washington Section

US Army Research Laboratory

Fabio Ruggiero

Italy Section

University of Naples Federico II

Jose Maria Sabater Navarro

Spain Section

Miguel Hernandez University

Minoru Sasaki

Nagoya Section

Gifu University

Davide Scaramuzza

Switzerland Section

University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

Hyoung Il Son

Busan Section

Chonnam National University

Jae-Bok Song

Seoul Section

Korea University

Matthew Spenko

Chicago Section

Illinois Institute of Technology

Ning Sun

Beijing Section

Nankai University

Tao Sun

Beijing Section

Tianjin University

Girma Tewolde

Northeast Michigan Section

Kettering University

Hf Machiel Van Der Loos

Vancouver Section

The University of British Columbia

Stavros Vougioukas

Sacramento Valley Section

University of California, Davis

Phuoc Vu

Buenaventura Section

Aptiv

Robert Wagoner

Tucson Section

Ridgetop Group

Xiangyu Wang

Nanjing Section

Southeast University

Jeffrey Watkins

Philadelphia Section

Chao Xu

Nanjing Section

Zhejiang University

Youssef Zaz

Morocco Section

Abdelmalek Essaâdi University

Member in the News: Craig Schlenoff selected to receive an IEEE Standards Association Award

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 21:22

On the recommendation of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Awards and Recognition Committee (ArCom) and the approval of the association's Board of Governors, we are pleased to announce that Craig Schlenoff has been selected recipient of the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion “For significant contributions to IEEE Standards through by serving as the Associate Vice President of Standardization in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Chairing the Core Ontologies or Robotics Standards Group, and serving at the Vice-Chair of the Robot Task Representation Standards Group.”

The IEEE-SA Standards Medallion is awarded for major contributions to the development of standards. Further information about the award, including a list of past recipients, may be found at: http://standards.ieee.org/develop/awards/med/index.html.

The award will be presented on 8 November 2019 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A. 

 

Dr. Craig Schlenoff is the Group Leader of the Cognition and Collaboration Systems Group, the Associate Program Manager of the Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing Program, and the Project Leader of the Agility Performance of Robotic Systems project in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include knowledge representation/ontologies, intention recognition, and performance evaluation of autonomous systems and industrial robotics. He has led multiple million-dollar projects addressing performance evaluation of advanced military technologies and agility performance of manufacturing robotic systems. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers, guest edited three journals, guest edited three books, and written four book chapters. He is currently the Associate Vice President for Standardization for the Industrial Activities Board in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the co-chair of the IEEE Robot Task Representation Working Group, was previously the chair of the IEEE Ontology for Robotics and Automation Working Group and has served as the Program Manager for the Process Engineering Program at NIST and the Director of Ontologies at VerticalNet. He also teaches two courses at the University of Maryland, College Park: “Calculus” and “Building a Manufacturing Robot Software System.” He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, his Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Burgundy (France).

Ethics Webinar to feature Raja Chatila, RAS Past President

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 18:51
Supporting IEEE’s Mission via Ethical Considerations of Technology

1 hour FREE webinar
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 12:00 pm edt

 

Advancing technology for the benefit of humanity is the IEEE tagline. In order for technology to benefit humanity, it is essential to address ethical concerns and societal implications. Join a panel of IEEE members as they discuss the various ways in which IEEE helps address the ethical and societal impacts of technology, why that's important, and how people (especially members) can get involved.

Panelists

Raja Chatila | Chair, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
Heather Love | Member at Large, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Board of Governors
Stephen Welby | IEEE Executive Director and COO
Mark A. Vasquez | IEEE TechEthics Program Manager (moderator)

2020 IERA Award- Call For Applications

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:01
IEEE/IFR Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Achievements in Commercializing Innovative Robot and Automation Technology

 

in conjunction with: co-located with: sponsoring organizations: IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA)

17 & 18 June 2020 and

 

17 June 2020
Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany 16 to 19 June 2020
Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 MARCH 2020

https://www.ieee-ras.org/awards-recognition/society-awards/

The purpose of this award is to highlight and honor the achievements of the inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. This is a key element to the continuing success of robotics and automation today. Active infusion of innovation and entrepreneurship into technological advancement is regarded critical at this juncture to strengthen a healthy balance between research and practice as well as a healthy growth of industrial and commercial sectors in robotics and automation. In a joint event the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of Robotics will therefore recognize and honor outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs in the commercialization of innovative robotic and automation technology.

These achievements will be recognized in a specially organized IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation, which is being held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Robotics. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to present their story of the genesis of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation from its very inception to the final state of commercialization in a series of plenary lectures. The ultimate winner will be chosen by an evaluation board consisting of distinguished individuals from industry and academia. A prestigious plaque will be awarded to each finalist and a US$ 2,000 prize will be awarded to the winner.

Applications should describe the original work that has been translated into a commercial success. The application must include statements regarding:

  • description of the innovation/product/application 
  • novelty/uniqueness of the product
  • sustained competitive advantage
  • stages of the product genesis
  • market analysis, economic viability and pathway for commercialization
  • current and future impact on and relevance to industry

Applications should not exceed a maximum length of 5 pages. Product descriptions and public relation material will not be accepted as an application. References and links to online material are permitted.

 

Submission of Applications

Please send as PDF document (< 6 MB) no later than March 15, 2020 either to secretariat@ifr.org or to RAS@ieee.org.

 

Schedule

15 March 2020- Submission of applications

10 April 2020- Evaluation of applications and selection and notification of finalists

17 June 2020- Plenary lectures of the finalists and selection of the winner at the IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation

17 June 2020- IERA Award Presentation at the ISR Gala Dinner

  For inquiries please contact: 

Dr. Robert O. Ambrose

Vice President for Industrial Activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

phone: +1 281 244 5561 e-mail: robert.o.ambrose@nasa.gov

WF-IoT 2020 Call For Papers

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 16:00

 

The 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020 is the premier conference of the IEEE IoT Initiative This conference is attended by the most active participants from research community, government and public sector, small business, multinational corporations and industry. The technical papers, presentations and events at this conference are focused on contributions to nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of humanity. WF-IoT 2020 will include a multi-dimensional program of technical research papers, presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials and industry forum on the latest technology developments and innovations in many fields and disciplines that drive the utility and vitality of IoT solutions and applications. WF-IoT 2020 will be held at New Orleans, the Jazz music capital of the world.

The WF-IoT 2020 seeks submissions of technical papers and proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • RFID, Sensors, and Actuators
  • Power and Energy for IoT
  • IoT Enabling Technologies
  • Computing Platforms for IoT
  • Data Acquisition, Storage and Management for IoT
  • IoT Applications and Services
  • Security and Privacy for IoT
  • IoT Social Impact
  • Design, Integration and Testing Methods
  • 5G and IoT Networks
  • IoT Data Analytics
  • Signal Processing for IoT
  • IoT Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
  • Machine Learning for IoT

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

WF-IoT 2020 will include a rich, industrial-based program presenting the latest results and future strategies of IoT applications. Speakers will address the following Verticals: Smart Cities; Oil, Gas and Energy; Agriculture; Health Care; Environment; and Industrial IoT, and the following Topicals: AI and Machine Learning; Security and Cyber Security; Sensors and RFID; Computing Infrastructure; Data and Data Engineering; and Communication, Connectivity, and Networking. 

WF IoT 2020 will also feature the following:
              > Special Sessions on Emerging Technologies
              > Tutorials on Research and Industrial Hot Topics
              > PHD/MSC Forum
              > Demos and Exhibits
              > Student Paper Contest

View Submission Guidelines

The submission site: https://epapers.org/wf-iot2020

New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations. The official New Orleans tourism guide, NewOrleansOnline com, is full of information about things to do, where to eat and more.

The conference venue is the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River It serves as the perfect central location for business and pleasure. It’s attached to the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the French Quarter.

Call for Papers deadline: 3 November 2019

CASE 2019 Best Paper Award recipients announced!

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:58

Congratulations to the following 2019 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2019) Award Recipients! Winners were announced and honored during the Awards Ceremony which took place on 24 August 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Presentations made by CASE Award Chair Leyuan Shi and Steering Committee Chair Bengt Lennartson.

IEEE-CASE Best Conference Paper Award

The award is given annually to the author(s) of a paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) that contributed to the notable advancement in automation research: abstractions, algorithms, theory, methodologies, and models that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability of machines and systems operating in structured environments over extended periods, or that improve the explicit structuring of environments where machines and systems operate.

“Selecting the Optimal System Design under Covariates”
Siyang Gao, Jianzhong Du, Chun-Hung Chen

 

 

IEEE-CASE Best Application Paper Award

Best application paper presented at the International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)

“Tool-center-point control of a flexible link concrete pump with hydraulic limitations using quadratic programming”
Julian Wanner, Oliver Sawodny

 

 

IEEE CASE Best Student Paper Award 

This award recognizes the best paper authored primarily by a student and presented by the student at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The award is supported by his academic family to honor Professor Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho, a Past President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Council, which later became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

“Real-time control for large scale additive manufacturing using thermal images”
Feifan Wang, Feng Ju, Kyle Rowe, Nils Hofmann

 

 

IEEE CASE Healthcare Automation Award - NEW THIS YEAR!

This award recognizes the best paper in Healthcare Automation presented at the IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). The purpose is to promote research and development of automation techniques and application in healthcare, which is an area with promising opportunities in automation research and significant impact to economy and society.

"Evaluation of E-Consults in Healthcare Delivery"
Aditya Mahadev Prakash, Qiaochu He, Xiang Zhong