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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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Become an IEEE Senior Member Today!

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 17:51

IEEE Senior Member is a high grade of IEEE membership. Any IEEE member can apply for the Senior Member grade. You MUST be an IEEE Senior Member to be nominated for the highest grade of IEEE membership, IEEE Fellow.

Requirements to become an IEEE Senior Member are not very high. Submit a Senior Member application form today! Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis several times per year.

To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:

  • Be engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-designated fields
  • Have experience reflecting professional maturity
  • Have been in professional practice for at least ten years (with some credit for certain degrees)
  • Show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice

For additional details on applying for Senior Member or to review the added benefits, please refer to the IEEE Senior Member webpage.


2021 IEEE RAS Fellow Class Announced

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 17:37
  2021 RAS Fellows Evaluated by RAS

Gianluca Antonelli – University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
“For contributions to modeling and control of underwater robots”
Timothy Barfoot – University of Toronto, Canada
“For contributions to mobile robot navigation”
Shuxiang Guo – Kagawa University, Japan
“For contributions to medical robots for minimally invasive surgery and biomimetic underwater robots”
Ayanna Howard – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
“For contributions to human-robot interaction systems”
Hadas Kress-gazit – Cornell University, USA
“For contributions to automated control synthesis and formal methods for robotics”
Jose Neira – Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
“For contributions to simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for robot navigation”
Claude Samson – INRIA, France
“For contributions to mobile and underactuated mechanical systems control”
Jacquelien Scherpen – University of Groningen, The Netherlands
“For contributions to nonlinear model reduction and passivity-based control”
Danwei Wang – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“For contributions to modelling, analysis, and control for constrained robots”
Junzhi Yu – Peking University, China
“For contributions to bio-inspired swimming robots”

Members in the News: NY Times article features RAS members

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:49

Ayanna Howard is currently serving as Editor in Chief of the RAS ICRA Conference Editorial Board, Member of RAS Conference Activities Board, and member of the RAS Women in Engineering Committee. Howard is Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, and Founder & CTO at Zyrobotics.


Odest Chadwicke Jenkins is currently serving as a Co-Chair of RAS CARES Committee and an associate director of the Michigan Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan. Jenkins' research interests include Mobile manipulation, computer vision, interactive robot systems, and human-robot interaction.


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