IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
by Robin Hegg
Since 1987, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) has been working to advance innovation, education, and research in robotics and automation. It also works to promote cooperation and the sharing of information among its members. The IEEE RAS is made up more than 20 local and regional chapters that sponsor talks, student competitions, and continuing education workshops.
The IEEE RAS sponsors three annual conferences: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), and IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), which looks at. It also co-sponsors the biannual IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) with the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society also includes a Student Activities Commit
tee (SAC). The SAC is made up of students from around the world and works to represent students in robotics. They organize and manage activities, recruit students, put on competitions, and provide students with opportunities to network with robotics professionals and gain professional experience. You can learn more about what the RAS SAC is up to by checking out their news and announcements, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.