Welcome to the National Capital Area chapter of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society. Our Chapter strives to advance innovation, education, and research in robotics and automation in the Washington/Northern Virginia area!


We organize and sponsor a variety of activities and events, such as technology demonstrations, robot competitions, educational workshops, tours and invited lectures by world renowned scientists and engineers.

Our members have different backgrounds and experience levels. Among us are hobbyists, students, experimenters, artists, robot builders, teachers, scientists, engineers and seasoned researchers who are interested in learning, using and advancing robotics.

If you are interested, join us to learn more about robotics, to help us organize activities or lead the chapter.


Raj and Azad The Founding Chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Washington DC / Northern Virginia Chapter, Dr. Raj Madhavan together with the current Chair Dr. Azad Shademan at the August 5th Distinguished Lecture.

Dr. Madhavan spoke about Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technologies - Improving the Quality of Life for Humanity.

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