RAS Events @ ICRA2014

RAS Conference Organizer Workshop

RAS will host the 2014 RAS Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) on Sunday 1 June, 9:00-14:00 in S230. Anyone who is involved in organizing an IEEE Conference, or is thinking about organizing a conference, is urged to attend. Get answers to your questions about the organization, requirements, logistics and finances of conferences, both large and small. Speak with the experts for advice on how to make sure your conference is executed flawlessly! Space is limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as your availability is confirmed. Please register for this FREE workshop on-line: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=2ZE8ns0WdXgEkDnxSb32qQ

T-ASE at Ten: A Celebratory Panel at ICRA 2014

Monday 2 June, 12:30-13:30 in S424
The first issue of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) appeared in July 2004. In this panel, leading researchers and members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards will be joined by RAS Leaders to reflect on the first decade of the journal, including history, highlights, and plans for the future.

Confirmed Participants:
Ken Goldberg, Peter Luh, Dezhen Song, Chun-Hung Chen, Jingang Yi, Leyuan Shi, Hesuan Hu, Michael Y Wang, (Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia, Mariagrazia Dotoli, Yu Sun, Antonio Bicchi, MengChu Zhou, Cédric Clévy, Bengt Lennartson, Todd Murphey, Jingshan Li
(Free box lunch to first 50 who arrive)

2014 RAS Town Hall meeting

Tuesday 3 June, 17:00-18:00 in the Convention Hall
Meet your RAS Conference Leadership, discuss the current conference business and vision for the future of conferences.
Calling all RA Society members, and those interested in learning more about IEEE Conferences! RAS VP of Conferences Oussama Khatib and the RAS Conference Activities Board (CAB) Associate VPS will hold a Town Hall meeting of the membership. The focus will be on the RAS Conference Team restructure, RAS current conference portfolio and the future of conferences. A Panel Discussion will be held following short presentations by each of the RAS Conference Vice President and Associate Vice Presidents.
Get your questions answered at this time! Questions can be submitted in advance here.

RAS Member Luncheons at ICRA 2014

During ICRA2014, 31 May-7 June, the following luncheons are being offered to members of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society.

  • Young Professionals Lunch is being held on Monday, 2 June, in S428. This luncheon is open to recent graduates, so that they can network with peers and find out more about the benefits of RAS. This Luncheon is SOLD OUT.
  • Women In Engineering (WIE) Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, 3 June, in S426. The WIE luncheon provides an opportunity for all the female and male professionals who are interested in women engineering education to discuss the subjects of career path, career/family choices, and other topics. There is a $5 USD registration fee to attend. Advanced registration via Paperplaza is required. (Registration is now open to All Registrants)
  • Student Lunch with Leaders (LwL) will take place in parallel to the Women In Engineering (WIE) Luncheon on Tuesday, 3 June, in S421. Lunch with Leaders (LwL) offers student members an opportunity to network with RAS leaders, and get advice and mentoring on their career and research. This Luncheon is SOLD OUT.